Farid Zoland

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Farid Zoland
فرید زلاند
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Background information
Birth name Farid Zoland
Born (1951-09-01) 1 September 1951 (age 65)
Kabul , Afghanistan
Origin Kabul , Afghanistan
Genres Pop, Classic
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer
Instruments Guitar, Piano , Tabla , Rubab
Years active 1971-present
Website www.faridzoland.com

Farid Zoland (Persian: فرید زلاند‎‎, Pashto: ځَلاند‎; also Romanized as Zoland) (born 01 September 1951 in Kabul) is an Afghan songwriter and composer. Throughout his career, he collaborated with many musicians from other countries.


He comes from a family of musicians with father Jalil Zaland and siblings Shahla Zaland and Wahid Zaland.[1]


After receiving preliminary education in music from his father in Kabul, Zaland continued a formal education in music at the University of Tehran.[citation needed]


Zoland went on to compose and produce many of the most iconic Iranian songs for major artists like Dariush Eghbali, Ebi, Googoosh, Hayedeh and Moein.[2][3] He has also collaborated with American musicians, namely Lloyd Miller.[4]

He has also had minor acting roles.[5]

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After migrating to the United States, he co-founded Avang Music, a major Iranian recording label outside of Iran.


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