On Her Own Path

Interview with Shahrzad Sepanlou

by Nazy Kaviani
In late May, I had the good fortune of seeing Shahrzad Sepanlou in the Bay Area. I invited her to a party we were having for Jahanshah Javid at lovely Bella and Nersi’s home.  It was raining like crazy when I picked her up and she was so gracious not to mind my messy car and the pots and pans of food I was transporting to the party in the car!  I found Shahrzad to be warm and beautiful and extremely humble.  We had a chance to chat then and a little later that weekend about her life, her music, and her career.  The next day we went to photographer Mahgameh Parvaneh’s studio (photos 22-36).  You can see our interview/photo essay in this album.  Sponsored by Bamahang Productions and IACA, Shahrzad Sepanlou will perform in Seattle on Friday, June 17 at Town Hall.  She will perform at Yoshi’s in San Francisco on Sunday, July 17, sponsored by Bamahang and our very own Shabeh Jomeh.  Shahrzad will perform with Rana Farhan at El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 17., sponsored by Butterfly Buzz in association with Bamahang Productions. -Shabeh Jomeh on Facebook (Bay Area Chapter), Bamahang Productions, Butterfly Buzz, IACA-Seattle, Shahrzad Music.

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Thank you all!

by Nazy Kaviani on

I am touched by the kindness of so many and your very sweet comments. It is indeed lovely to see so many of my old friends here again! Love you all for visiting this feature.

Shahrzad Sepanlou is a great interview subject, because she has so much to offer and tell. I can't wait to see her onstage in San Francisco in July!

Thanks again for your kind comments.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

دست نازی خانم درد نکنه

Shazde Asdola Mirza

هم سوژه قشنگه، هم عکاس هنرمند

bajenaghe naghi

Nazy jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

Thank you for the great interview. Very informative and now I can't wait to see and hear Shahrzad in person.


Multiple Personality Disorder

A wonderful photo essay!

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

I'll make sure I'll attend her concert.

shahireh sharif

mamnoon :)

by shahireh sharif on

Shahrzad & Rana Farhan

should be really good




by Cost-of-Progress on

  دمه هر چی ایرانی آدم حسابی گرم!

کاشکی همه بجای اینجا ایران بودیم ....شاید میتونستیم درستش کنیم ..





Shahrzad rules!

by Nader on

She is classy, beautiful, and very kind!

Having a legend as a father also help her status of course:-)

I support her...

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Nazy jan for the photo essay

by Anahid Hojjati on

Thanks Nazy jan for the photo essays. I have seen some of the pictures but I have not seen all. However, the ones that I saw were nice since you had text for your interview on the pictures.

Esfand jaan, some years ago, for a NoRooz concert in San Francisco, I saw Shahrzad when she was part of the Silhouette group. It was fun.

Esfand Aashena

I have seen one of her concerts and have her CD.

by Esfand Aashena on

She is pretty good and will only get better.  I didn't understand the newspaper backdrop in the photo shoot!  Seems odd, old newspapers are for wrapping stuff or to spread them to keep stuff from getting dirty! 

Everything is sacred


iconic Iranian woman

by ramintork on

Her music, lyrics and videos stand out and are very good. 

She is beautiful, talented and adorable. As Iranians we are cursed with many things but we are certainly well blessed when it comes to our Iranian women ( forgive me for use of religious connotations).

Thanks for the article Nazy. 


Ali P.

Nazy jaan

by Ali P. on

Fannnnntastic work!

Masoud Kazemzadeh


by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear Nazy,

Thank you so much for the photos and the interview. Ms. Shahrzad Sepanlou is a great treasure of our community (like her wonderful mom and dad).

Thanks again,


Payam Mim

دست مریزاد

Payam Mim

مثل همیشه محشر و عالی. دست شما درد نکنه نازی جان از عکسها و از این مصاحبه خوب .  بیصبرانه منتظر کنسرت شهرزاد عزیز  در سانفرانسیسکو هستیم


Great job!

by Souri on

Thank you dear Nazy, you did a wonderful job. Also I must congrats our dear Mahgameh with her beautiful pictures.

I have always liked Sharzad's works, but had never read an  introduction about her, as complete as this one.

More power to all the three :)

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

She's a lovely person with a voice to match. Thank you for this photos essay, taking us on a ride from one world to another. What makes all the difference is freedom.