Ebi

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Ebi
Ebi Live In Montreal 03.jpg
Ebi Live in Montreal, Canada
Background information
Birth name Ebrahim Hamedi
Also known as Ebi
Born (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 66)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Persian Pop music
Years active 1967–present
Labels Taraneh Records
Apolon Records
Caltex Records
Pars Video
Avang Records
Associated acts Leila Kasra
Shahram Shabpareh
Shahbal Shabpareh
Black Cats
Farhad Mehrad
Fereydoun Farrokhzad
Website Ebi Official Website

Ebrahim Hamedi (Persian: ابراهیم حامدی , born June 19, 1949‎), known better by his stage name Ebi (ابی), is an Iranian singer. He is widely known for his vocal range.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Ebi was born in Tehran, the eldest of six siblings. He received early musical schooling, as he was discovered by the Ministry of Art and Culture at a very early age. Declining an offer to further pursue classical schooling as an opera soloist in Italy, Ebi instead turned to popular music as a member in the group "Sun Boys".[1] A major breakthrough was Ebi's performance of the song "Shab" (Night) at Fereydoun Farrokhzad's TV-show "Mikhak-e Noghreyi". During a series of planned concerts in the United States, Ebi, due to the Iranian Revolution|revolution of 1979, decided not to return to Iran.[1]

Ebi in a concert at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, June 2014

He left Iran before the Islamic Revolution;.[2] He has performed his Iranian nationalistic song "Persian Gulf" that makes reference to the Iranian stand in the Persian Gulf naming dispute. Among other "politically charged"[3] songs, Tasmim critically addressed the very controversial 2009 presidential election.[4]

His legendary satin, yet incredibly powerful voice has established Ebi as an enduring Iranian singer for the ages. Throughout his 50-year career, Ebi has released over 20 albums, and closer to 100 singles, performed sold out shows across the world, and continuously released an endless string of hits, transcending Ebi’s fan base through 3 generations of Iranians worldwide.

Since the Islamic revolution, Ebi’s music has been illegal to play in Iran. He has spent the last 4 decades touring the globe, selling out some of the most prestigious venues in the world: Royal Albert Hall, Nokia Theatre LA Live, Wembley Stadium, Sydney Opera House, Air Canada Centre, and many many more.

Ebi’s passion for all kinds of music has always lead him to push the envelope, always evolving his music and allowing him self to be influenced by his surroundings and time. This has allowed him to enjoy a truly remarkable fan base where age plays no difference. His incredibly genuine connection to his fans has made him more than just a Pop Icon, but a symbol for his people. His active stance against political injustice, oppression of women, and constant charitable ambitions has always been Ebi’s “banner,” clearly visible in his music as well as throughout all aspects of his life.

He lives in Marbella, Spain, although he also spends time in Los Angeles. Ebi has 3 daughters from his previous marriage, and a stepson from his current.

Since the Islamic revolution in Iran he mostly tours the world, having combined musical influences from traditional Persian music, western pop and sometimes Latin style rhythms.[4]

Awards[edit]

1974: Best singer in Turkey festival with the song Shekar.[5]

Discography[edit]

A 29-second preview of Ebi's "Harighe Sabz", a pop song, from the Hasrate Parvaz album.

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Albums[edit]

  • "Tapesh" (1974)
  • "Nazi Naz Kon" (1977)
  • "Shab Zadeh" (1981)
  • "Kouhe Yakh" (1987)
  • "Khalij" (1988)
  • "Gharibeh" (1989)
  • "Noon O Panir O Sabzi" (with Dariush) (1992)'Pars Video'
  • "Setareye Donbaleh Dar" (1992)
  • "Moalleme Bad" (1993)
  • "Atal Matal" (1994)
  • "Setarehaye Sorbi" (1995)
  • "Atre To" (1996)
  • "Ba To" (1996)
  • "Taje Taraneh" (1997)
  • "Pir" (1999)
  • "Tolou Kon" (1999)
  • "Shabe Niloufari" (2003)
  • "Hasrate Parvaz" (2006)
  • "Remembrance of Kamran & Hooman and Ebi" (With Kamran & Hooman) (2009)
  • "Hesse Tanhaee" (2011)
  • "Jane Javani" (2014)

Singles[edit]

Past and upcoming tours and concerts[citation needed][edit]

1992

  • 26 December - Santa Monica civic auditorium

1994

  • March 1994 - Santa Monica civic auditorium

2008

  • 7 March - Ottawa, Canada, Theatre du Casino
  • 15 August - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre)
  • 2 October - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arian Club
  • 3 October - Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Power Zone
  • 4 October - Cologne, Germany, Hotel Maritim
  • 5 October - London, England, Coronet Theater
  • 11 October - Frankfurt, Germany, Stadthalle Offenbach
  • 18 October - Munich, Germany, TonHalle München
  • 26 November - Los Angeles, United States, Inglewood Forum(Great Western Forum)
  • 29 November - Melbourne, Australia
  • 30 November - Adelaide SA, Australia
  • 4 December - Auckland, New Zealand
  • 6 December - Sydney, Australia, The State Theatre
  • 7 December - Brisbane, Australia
  • 12 December - Perth, Australia
  • 25 December - Las Vegas, United States, The Venetian Hotel(Christmas Celebration)
  • 27 December - Mississauga, Canada, International Centre

2009

  • 21 March - Flushing, New York,United States, Queens College
  • 24 March - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aviation Club
  • 27 March - Hamburg, Germany, O2 World Hamburg (Formerly Color Line Arena)(Norouz Celebration)
  • 11 April - Calgary, Canada, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 18 April - Florence, Italy, Teatro Puccini di Firenze
  • 30 May - Los Angeles, United States, Universal Hilton
  • 21 July - Yerevan, Armenia, Hamalir Demirchyan Sports and Music Complex
  • 26 September - Irvine, United States, University of California Irvine Bren Events Center
  • 7 November - Redwood City, United States, Little Fox
  • 27 November - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aviation Club
  • 9 December - Aarhus, Denmark, Train
  • 11 December - Goteborg, Sweden, Gothia Arena
  • 12 December - 25 Södermalm Sweden, Munchen Bryggeriet
  • 13 December - Malmo, Sweden, Europaporten (Stadionmässan)
  • 28 December - Las Vegas, United States, Hard Rock Cafe

2010

  • 5 March - Montréal, Canada, Palais des Congres de Montreal(201 Avenue Viger Ouest)
  • 6 March - Ottawa, Canada, Palais des congrès de Gatineau(50 Boulevard Maisonneuve)
  • 12 March - Washington, United States, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
  • 13 March - Flushing, New York,United States, Queens College
  • 20 March - Frankfurt, Germany, Walter-Köbel-Halle
  • 23 March - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre Or KLCC Convention Centre)
  • 25 March - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aviation Club Tennis Stadium (World Trade Centre)
  • 27&28 March - Arbil, Iraq
  • 14 April - London England, Royal Albert Hall
  • 25 July - Antalya, Turkey, Kunyaalty Achikhava Amphitheather
  • 29 July - Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2 October - Stockholm, Sweden, Cruise with Ebi Live On Stage At Silga Galaxy
  • 8 October - Goteborg, Sweden, Gothia Arena
  • 16 October - Irvine, United States, University of California Irvine Bren Events Center
  • 6 November - Vancouver, Canada, Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts
  • 19 November - Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Power Zone
  • 20 November - Cologne, Germany, Sartory Säle
  • 24 December - Las Vegas, United States, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino(Christmas Celebration)

2011

  • 5 February - Magarpatta City, India, Laxmi Lawns
  • 5 March - Toronto, Canada, Hershey Center
  • 19 March - Oberhausen, Germany, König-Pilsener-ARENA (Oberhausen)(Norouz Celebration)
  • 21 March - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre)
  • 24 March - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tennis Stadium
  • 25 March - Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Congress Centre
  • 27 March - Antalya, Turkey
  • 29 March - Famagusta District, Cyprus, Lion's Garden
  • 31 March - Yerevan, Armenia, Hamalir Demirchyan Sports and Music Complex
  • 18 June - Calgary, Canada, Jubilee Auditorium (Southern) Alberta
  • 24–26 June - Stockholm, Sweden, Cruise with Ebi Live On Stage At Silga Galaxy(At Freeport Street 21-23, Tallink Terminal)
  • 5 August - Montréal, Canada, Palace
  • 6 August - Calgary, Canada, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 28 August - Antalya, Turkey, Konyaalti Acikhava Amphitheater
  • 1 September - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, World Trade Centre
  • 4 September - Antalya, Turkey, Konyaalti Acikhava Amphitheater
  • 18 September - Antalya, Turkey, Konyaalti Acikhava Amphitheater
  • 24 September - Dietikon, Zurich Switzerland, Stadthalle
  • 15 October - Frankfurt, Germany, Stadthalle Offenbach
  • 29 October - Hamburg, Germany, CCH Congress Center Hamburg
  • 12 November - Vancouver, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (City of Vancouver)
  • 19 November - Cupertino, United States, De Anza College, Flint Center
  • 24 December - Las Vegas, United States, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino(Christmas Celebration)

2012

  • 12 February - Denair(Turlock), United States, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
  • 3 March - Toronto-Brampton, Canada, Powerade Centre
  • 21 March - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Putra World Trade Centre(PWTC)
  • 23 March - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, World Trade Centre
  • 24 March - Oberhausen Germany, König-Pilsener-ARENA (Oberhausen)(Norouz Celebration)
  • 25 March - Yerevan, Armenia, Hamalir Demirchyan Sports and Music Complex
  • 27 March - Istanbul, Turkey, Congress Center
  • 28 March - Antalya, Turkey, Cam Peramit
  • 30 March - Cyprus
  • 14 April - Los Angeles, United States, Nokia Theatre LA Live
  • 5 May - Florence, Italy
  • 11 May - Melbourne, Australia
  • 12 May - Brisbane, Australia
  • 19 May - Sydney, Australia
  • 26 June - London, United Kingdom, Theatre Royal

2013

  • 26 October - Los Angeles, United States, Nokia Theatre
  • 29 November - Los Angeles, United States, Cabaret Tehran
  • 25 December - Las Vegas, United States, The Mirage Hotel and Casino

2014

  • 19 October - Westbury, United States, The Space at Westbury
  • 26 October - Los Angeles, United States, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • 21 June - Toronto, Canada, Air Canada Centre
  • 16 August - Anaheim, United States, Honda Center

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