Mohammad Nouri (singer)
|Mohammad hedayat Nouri|
|Birth name||Mohammad Nouri|
December 22, 1929|
|Died||July 31, 2010
Mohammad Nouri (Persian: محمد نوری ) (December 22, 1929 – July 31, 2010) was one of the foremost folk and pop singers in Iran. Before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Nouri was relatively unknown among Iranian pop music lovers mainly because his was string orchestral pop tunes hardly fit for disco and party entertainment, not to mention little exposure and publicity efforts on his part . Not surprisingly, other than the few folk songs, such as "Jaan-e Maryam" and "Gol-e Maryam," he was mostly heard on the state run radio and then only during odd hours or on the military radio in between the breaks. when the new Islamic regime overhauled the entire state run mass media and most pop artists flew out of the country and later continued their career overseas for their fellow exiled Iranian concert audiences, Nouri's career flourished . He had stayed behind since he was considered one the "people's artists" and his work, especially the lyrics were indigenous directly from native northern folk tradition. To the post revolutionary youth Nouri's and a host of other traditional musicians' work embodied true art unaffected by the western commercialism and its loose trappings. After years of having been side-staged by disco and popular entertainers, Nouri began to enjoy renewed fame and reputation as his fan base grew wider and wider. By this time he had turned full circle to folk orchestral music and almost abandoned the old string orchestral style.
Nouri studied English Language and Literature at the University of Tehran, but continued his professional career in music. He studied Persian music under Esmaeil Mehrtash and music theory and piano under Sirous Shahrdar and Fereidoun Farzaneh. In his singing style he was considered as a follower of Hossein Aslani and Naser Hosseini.
Nouri rose to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing and enjoyed four decades of popularity among Iranians of all generations.
His song Jaan-e Maryam, Gol-e Maryam (جان مریم، گل مریم), as well as his patriotic song Iran, Iran, have been and are well known melodies and themes among three generations of Iranians from both before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
- Facebook Fanpage
- (Persian) Mohammad Nouri: A Bridge between Iranian Folk and Pop Music, BBC Persian
- His collaborations with Fariborz Lachini
- His works
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