Faramarz Aslani

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Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Faramarz Aslani is admittedly a rare phenomenon in the Persian modern music. He writes his own lyrics & music, and he sings them accompanied by his stylish guitar playing.

He is a graduate of London University's College of Journalism and has written for several Persian and English publications, since his graduation in the early seventies.

Upon returning to his native country, he worked for one of two English dailies, "Tehran Journal" until he was spotted by the President of CBS, in Tehran.

His first album, "OCCUPATION OF THE HEART", recorded for CBS in 1977, has remained on the best sellers chart since it's debut.

He also recorded a second album, "HAFEZ, a MEMRANDUM", for the same company. In this album he wrote music on eight poems of Hafez, Persian's most famous poet and mystic. In his singing career, he has recorded over 40 songs with many hits and among them the hit song of "AGEH YE ROOZ" is unforgettable.

After the 1979 revolution, he took his family back to England, where he worked both as a journalist and a musician. Faramarz has two daughters, Phaedra and Roxana. They are both successful artists as well. Their latest album has been a hit in the United Kingdom.

His first tour of the United States began in 1992, when he opened at the Shrine Auditorium and was received by an eager and excited audience.

His songs are quite diverse, both in style and content. A fan once wrote: "He sings with a passion that makes you fall in love and makes your heart ache!"