First track from Hamed Nikpay's new album

by Ari Siletz

Hamed Nikpay speaks Farsi the way he plays his music: rapid staccato syllables held together by slow melodic interludes. Maybe this is why he favors the setar when he speaks his heart. The instrument comes to life at the flick of the index finger over the strings, followed by a trilled sustain detailing the life of the tone. Nikpay’s new CD album, All Is Calm (Asoudeh) seems to follow the emotional biography of a young artist sparked to life by a devastating early romance whose lament still haunts him in the sustain. In the first track, Deceit, (Fareeb), he sings “You bestowed kisses from my lover’s lips to the other man.” I ducked the temptation to ask Nikpay who she was and what happened >>> Full text

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by Arash Monzavi-Kia on

Many thanks for the lovely post.

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Ari Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Thanks for sharing.


Thanks for the joy

by Sassan (not verified) on

Great indeed!
Great music, great article, and great clip.
Listened to all the samples on Cdbaby as well, can’t wait till I hear the whole album.

What a voice and what a music, wonderful job greatly done.

Thank You for sharing it with us!



by Azita (not verified) on

There is an energy in this beautiful song that moves me greatly. I love it! Thank U Hamed :-> Can't wait to hear the album!!!!!


faghat mitonam begam az

by MAK. NZ (not verified) on

faghat mitonam begam az hamechi khoshhalam barat.


Mona 19

Afarin Hamed ...

by Mona 19 on

Great piece of work...best of luck to you.

Mona ;)