Bahador Kharazmi

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Bahador Kharazmi
Bahador in Dubai ClubMix 2006
Bahador in Dubai ClubMix 2006
Background information
Birth nameAmir Bahador Kharazmi
Also known asBahador Kharazmi
Born (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 37)
OriginTehran, Iran
GenresSynthpop, Dance, Electro House, Electronica
Occupation(s)Singer/songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Piano, Tom-Back, Daf, Setar, Violin, Synthesizer
Years active1998–present
LabelsAvang Music
Websitebahadorkharazmi.com

Amir Bahador Kharazmi (Persian: امیر بهادر خوارزمی‎, born May 7, 1984) better known by his stage name Bahador Kharazmi is an Iranian Singer-Songwriter and Record producer who started his career as an underground music producer after the Iranian Revolution in which music was pronounced Haram and all forms of popular music were banned.[1] In 2003 his single the cover of an old Persian Song, "Too In Zamoone (Vay Vay)", which was unofficially released on his weblog was well-received among the Persian community[2] and became a successful release for him[3] and earned him a record deal with a major label in the United States, Avang Music.[4] The album was internationally published and released in 2004.[5][6] Since the late 1990s, Bahador has become one of the major contributors to forming the underground music movement in Iran.[7]

Life and career[edit]

Childhood and youth[edit]

Bahador was born in Tehran capital of Iran into a musical family.[7]

Career: 1998 – 2006[edit]

Bahador started his musical career as an underground music producer at the age of 15 and was first introduced to the Persian Community through an underground musical contest held by Tehran Avenue with his song "Khooneye Madar Bozorgeh".[8] Bahador's debut concert was held in Dubai on 2006 and was a successful start for his career.[9][10]

Career: 2007 – present[edit]

Due to restrictions forced upon Iranian artists inside of Iran and performing outside of Iran,[11][12] Bahador decided to terminate his connections with companies located outside of Iran and has focused on digitally releasing his songs on his website,[13] but in 2013 Bahador restarted working on his music in the United States seeking the chance to freely promote his music and released his first single "Jaddeye Eshgh" away from Iran in November 2013.[14] In October 2013, 9 years after the release of his debut album in the U.S, Bahador performed his first concert in the United States at the Yost Theater[15] in Santa Ana, California.[16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bahador's Biography". bahadorkharazmi.com.
  2. ^ "B.B.C Persian". bbcpersian.com. Retrieved September 9, 2005.
  3. ^ "Interview with B.B.C Persian 7th Day". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved January 14, 2005.
  4. ^ "Too in Zamoone Album". avang.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Iranian Album Review". bia2.com.
  6. ^ "Editor's Pick On eWorldRecords". eWorldRecords.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2004. Retrieved July 3, 2004.
  7. ^ a b "Bahador Kharazmi: Prince of the Underground". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Kharazmi On Tehran Avenue Music Contest". TehranAvenue.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2006. Retrieved May 17, 2004.
  9. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi live in Dubai". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved November 17, 2006.
  10. ^ "Opening of Underground Concerts in Dubai". B.B.C Persian. Retrieved March 19, 2007.
  11. ^ "Iran bans western music". Chicago Tribune. December 20, 2005. Retrieved December 20, 2005.
  12. ^ "Music fails to chime with Islamic values". London: guardian.co.uk. August 2, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  13. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi's music since 2007". bahadorkharazmi.com.
  14. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi on Haftshanbe". B.B.C Persian. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "Yost Haunted Mansion featuring Bahador Kharazmi". yosttheater.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  16. ^ "The debut concert in the U.S". bahadorkharazmi.com. Retrieved October 1, 2013.

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