Homeyra

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Homeyra
حميرا
Birth name Parvaneh Amir Afshari
(Persian: پروانه امير افشاری‎‎)
Also known as Homeyra, Homayra, Homeira
Born (1945-03-16) March 16, 1945 (age 70)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Classical, pop, folk, traditional
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1970–present
Labels Taraneh Records
Caltex Records
Pars Video
Avang Records
Website [1]

Parvaneh Amir-Afshari (Persian: پروانه امير افشاری‎‎ born March 16, 1945), also known as Homeyra (Persian: حميرا‎‎), is an Iranian singer. She is a veteran celebrity of Iran's Golden Years of music. Her voice has been measured to span three octaves.

Early life[edit]

Revering singers, the young novice became interested in singing. Her father took notice of this and diligently curtailed her exposure further. He also forbade her from performing in presence of non-family members and insisted if she must sing, then she do so only for him. He and the matriarchs of the family saw her singing as a disgrace to the family's name.

At age 16, Homeyra married a European-educated Iranian businessman. He allowed her more freedom and encouraged her to sing professionally. So she took music lessons and also signed up for voice training courses.

Discography[edit]

  • Ghanari
  • Bahar Bahare
  • Vaghti ke Eshgh Miad
  • Sar Nevesht
  • Montazer Bash
  • Ham Zaboonam
  • Gozashteh
  • Golbarg
  • Eshgh-O-Erfan
  • Entezar
  • Bahar-E-Zendeghi
  • Darya Kenar
  • Darvishan
  • Bahar-E-Eshgh
  • KhabKhial
  • Hedieh
  • Mahtab-E-Eshgh

Compilations[edit]

  • BEST of Homeyra
  • Golhayeh Rangarang

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