Bahador Kharazmi

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Bahador Kharazmi
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Bahador In Dubai ClubMix 2006
Background information
Birth name Amir Bahador Kharazmi
Also known as Bahador Kharazmi
Born (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 34)
Origin Tehran, Iran
Genres Synthpop, Dance, Electro House, Electronica
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Tom-Back, Daf, Setar, Violin, Synthesizer
Years active 1998 – present
Labels Avang Music
Website bahadorkharazmi.com

Amir Bahador Kharazmi (Persian: امیر بهادر خوارزمی‎, born May 7, 1984) better known by his stage name Bahador Kharazmi is an Iranian Singer/Songwriter and Producer who started his career as an underground music producer after the Iranian Revolution in which music was pronounced Haram and all forms of popular music were banned.[1] In 2003 his single the cover of an old Persian Song, "Too In Zamoone (Vay Vay)", which was unofficially released on his weblog was well-received among the Persian community[2] and became a successful release for him[3] and earned him a record deal with a major label in the United States, Avang Music.[4] The album was internationally published and released in 2004.[5][6] Since the late 1990s, Bahador has become one of the major contributors to forming the underground music movement in Iran.[7]

Life and career[edit]

Childhood and youth[edit]

Bahador was born in Tehran capital of Iran into a musical family.[7]

Career: 1998 - 2006[edit]

Bahador started his musical career as an underground music producer at the age of 15 and was first introduced to the Persian Community through an underground musical contest held by Tehran Avenue with his song "Khooneye Madar Bozorgeh".[8] Bahador’s debut concert was held in Dubai on 2006 and was a successful start for his career.[9][10]

Career: 2007 - present[edit]

Due to restrictions forced upon Iranian artists inside of Iran and performing outside of Iran,[11][12] Bahador decided to terminate his connections with companies located outside of Iran and has focused on digitally releasing his songs on his website,[13] but in 2013 Bahador restarted working on his music in the United States seeking the chance to freely promote his music and released his first single "Jaddeye Eshgh" away from Iran on November, 2013.[14] On October 2013, 9 years after the release of his debut album in the U.S, Bahador performed his first concert in the United States at the Yost Theater[15] in Santa Ana, California.[16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bahador's Biography". bahadorkharazmi.com. 
  2. ^ "B.B.C Persian". bbcpersian.com. Retrieved 2005-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Interview with B.B.C Persian 7th Day". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2005-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Too in Zamoone Album". avang.com. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Iranian Album Review". bia2.com. 
  6. ^ "Editor's Pick On eWorldRecords". eWorldRecords.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-03. 
  7. ^ a b "Bahador Kharazmi: Prince of the Underground". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Kharazmi On Tehran Avenue Music Contest". TehranAvenue.com. Archived from the original on 2006-11-19. Retrieved 2004-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi live in Dubai". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  10. ^ "Opening of Underground Concerts in Dubai". B.B.C Persian. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  11. ^ "Iran bans western music". Chicago Tribune. December 20, 2005. Retrieved 2005-12-20. 
  12. ^ "Music fails to chime with Islamic values". London: guardian.co.uk. August 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  13. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi's music since 2007". bahadorkharazmi.com. 
  14. ^ "Bahador Kharazmi on Haftshanbe". B.B.C Persian. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  15. ^ "Yost Haunted Mansion featuring Bahador Kharazmi". yosttheater.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  16. ^ "The debut concert in the U.S". bahadorkharazmi.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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