August 30, 2000
Man behind Googoosh
I feel our people don't give credit to Shahyar
Ghanbari as he is the one behind Googoosh's success. It was his poems
that touched our souls.
Of course Googoosh is also a very talented artist but look at the history
of the hit songs: Do Mahi, Harf, Safar, Jomeh..."Baa soghouteh dastaayeh
to dar tanam chizi forou rikht..." These were all written by Ghanbari.
WHY DOESN'T GOOGOOSH TALK ABOUT SHAHYAR GHANBARI? WHY IS THIS A BIG
Shahyar Ghanbari is one of the few great Iranian poets still alive (we
lost Ahmad Shamlou and Nader Naderpour). When do you think will be a proper
time to let Shahyar Ghanabri know that we need him and we need his exceptional
style of poetry and literature?
Even Googoosh talked about Sahmalou and asked for a minute of silence
during her concert. Then why is she not talking about Shahyar? Shahyar
is still well and not DEAD!
I email my friends in Iran. They tell me Soroudeh Iran is a song by
Shahyar called "Ghadeghan". Why doesn't anybody in the U.S. acknowledge
Thank you for caring and loving a GREAT ARTIST. Please make a banner
about Shahyar Ghanbari and let the world know that artists like him, Shamlou
and Naderpor only come along so often!