The first on the list is Iranian traditional singer Mohammad Motamedi whose music piece ‘Now That You’re Leaving’ will also be featured on the channel’s weekly show ‘You&ifilm’ this Saturday.
Born in 1978, Mohammad Motamedi is an award-winning Iranian vocalist who has been in the profession since early ages. He started off as a self-trained musician when a teenager. He then took lessons by famous Iranian artists such as Hamid-Reza Nourbakhsh.
Motamedi has published several albums and has been working with a number of renowned Iranian artists such as Hossein Alizadeh.
He has won the 2013 French Music Award which has been presented to him by the Babel Med Music.
A country’s music is an inseparable part of its national cultural heritage. Besides, music has an undeniable role in lifting any individual’s spirit. Music can also be a good company at emotional times and it can be a good medium to show feelings that cannot be uttered any other way.
Iranian music is comprised of a vast spectrum of genres from traditional and folk to classical pop and pop songs that can accommodate various tastes.
Some huge Iranian names in the industry that have world-wide reputation are Karen Homayounfar, Homayoun Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Keyhan Kalhor and Shahram Nazeri.