Faramarz Aslani on bebin.tv

by Parham

I have the highest respect for the man and still consider him one of our greatest contemporary artists. Bebin.tv made a good piece on him recently that I couldn't help but post here. Hope you will enjoy it.


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by ThePope on

Yeah! Tell me about it. Rumors, an Islamic Republic culture!!!! They love it!

And yes, I've heard that rumer about Pink...(only the Pink one, though)

But this "hearsay info" about F.Aslani and the ahoo song(!), with all that weird social atmosphere before the revolution and "some" things "they" apparently associated to this song(!), you never know!!!

Well, that's the rumor that I heard in Tehran...

Anyway, good luck overall and with the interview.



by Parham on

Yah, but you know rumors in Iran...
Heck, there was a rumor Pink Floyd's airplane had landed at Mehrabad due to technical difficulties once... They said the members had spent some time in the transit area with fans... :-)
Or, you know the most famous one about Fereydoon Jiveyi, right? :-)
Anyway, I'll ask him, I'll ask him...

Orang Gholikhani


by Orang Gholikhani on

He is a light at the end of this tunnel.



Please do

by ThePope on

ask him if you ever interview him,,,,,,hopefully and soon!

Back home in the ancient land, I even heard from some old folks (javoon haay-e ghadim) that he was drag dowm from the stage and got beaten for this ahoo song!!!!!!!!!

If true, I'm really curious to hear from himself the details and exactly WHY?



by Khar on

Simply beautiful!! Brings back a lot of memories of my teenage years back in late 70's early 80's, Thanks.



by Parham on

I had never heard that, but I'll make sure I'll ask him if/when we go on with our interview.


One Question?

by ThePope on

Is it true that before the revolution, Faramarz Aslani got "attacked" by some fanatics (freaks) while performing live his very famous song ey ahoo-ye vahshi? And why?

Anybody knows,,,, exactly?

Hope someday, if he gets interviewed someone will ask him this question...


p.s. Faramarz, we love you man and KEEP UP the good word

ebi amirhosseini

dear parham

by ebi amirhosseini on

You had me at "Ala...."

best wishes


To all who thanked me for posting this:

by Parham on

You're welcome!

Ebi - My favorite to sing along with (I think) is Ala ey ahooye vahshi. Try it, you'll only get the gist of the song if you sing along! But how many times has this one taken me up from way down below, I don't know:
گر تو را بخت یارا
نه چندان بکام است
ور تو را گوشه تیرگیها
مقام است
اشک و آهت نبخشد پناهی
که دنیای مارا
عشق میباید این روزگاران
خدا را
and so on...

Pope - That's some amazing thing you said, you know? I admire your swallowing down your ego to say it wasn't a party until Aslani's songs came along... But even more than that, it shows how songs that are sung from the heart remain and those that aren't, don't. I wonder how many times I've whispered or sung this to myself, knowing everybody on earth could probably sing it along with me:
به من بگو بی وفا
حالا یار که هستی
خزان عمرم رسید
نو بهار که هستی
میخوام برم دوردورا
دلم طاغت نداره
دست غم تو داره
روزامو میشماره
Although altogether none of us really ever died from a heartache, I'm sure all of us have felt exactly this way at one point or another in our lives...

But then what strikes me most, thinking about the comparison we had earlier between Faramarz Aslani and Leonard Cohen, is the way 'they' treat their Leonard Cohen and the way we treat ours. Not that F. Aslani has ever been mistreated (or I wouldn't know, anyway), but the way we just 'pass by' our artists, not looking at the impact they have on our lives, only just giving them a superficial glance through the corner of your eyes.

Look at it, you'll only find Aslani on Youtube on stupid videos here and there that not only don't really have any quality to them, but show very much the attention we pay to our true artists. Like there's a video of him singing a song on one of the Iranian channels abroad, and you have this overly made-up chick pretending she knows the words and trying to sing along (while she obviously can't), and the rest of the crowd in front of the camera looking like they wished the song would be over soon so they don't look like the dorks --that they are-- having to pretend to be in a state of joy singing with the man...

And when you have people trying to pay tribute they deserve to the artists in articles and what have you (hint, hint), you get other people coming along, saying "oh, that's too long, nobody will read it, you fool" (hint, hint again). To be honest with you, one of the reasons I've put off my interview with Faramarz Aslani is just that. I know the crowd I'm directing my piece to is a deeply superficial one that won't read more than a few words, and if I wanted to write only a few words, it would actually be like insulting the artist I admire so much.

This is true for new artists as well -- our system is set in such a way that even if they came up with a few good things, they'd fall in the trap of the fake-blond promoters and let's-make-a-buck-out-of-this jerks and what have you, to the point that even if they didn't want to, their art would turn into plain shit.

Kholasse, dast roo delam nazar baradar ke delam poreh! :-)

'Nuff said.


A Persian Maestro

by ThePope on

The Man is a genius in music. Dazzlingly skilled in His own original and unique musical genre. He is "saaheb-e sabk" and NO one can come near to his style. As you all know, the I.R.of Iran has an "islamic replica" of all Persian musicians abroad except for F. Aslani (they're trying hard, but like I just said he's... simply unique).

I did some illegal music activities (wedding, khaal toor, party...) while I was back in good old Persia. It was the month of ramezaan and we were in charge of music for some 30th wedding anniversary of an old high class couple.

Very late that night when we finished our "gig", this new keyboardist guy we had with us started to play/sing some F. Aslani "tunes". And actually, playing Faramarz's music turned out to be the beginning of celebration for the host(s) and the remaining guests.

You know how it works in IR of Iran for musicians performing live (illegaly). When you finish, get the hell out of there, FAST. Mostly in the month of ramezaan cuz the punishment is more... By doing so, no brother basiji, no jail, no record, no .... and no equipment confiscation, right. The sooner the better. But we stayed and it was unbelievable. Everybody sang F. Aslani's songs till dawn (execpt me cuz of a weak farsi and not knowing F.A.'s music). I will never forget that night. It was so "warm". The atmosphere that was created by Faramarz's music was incredible.

Anyway, I fell in love with music for the second time that night. And ever since, I've been a big fan of Mr. Aslani. It's been only 8 years now. And I just can't wait for some new material or a new album from this Persian music legend.

Agha Parham, MOCHAKER.




by Nadias on



Solh va Doosti (paz a vosotros)

paix et amitié


ebi amirhosseini

Re : Thanks for the link. He.....

by ebi amirhosseini on

Dear friend

This is his official website :


Best wishes

ebi amirhosseini

Parham Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

You rock !.AS everybody knows,rarely one likes every song in an album.I believe you agree with me on this,that every single song of this everlasting album is a masterpiece.After 30 years,as you said,everytime I listen to him I go back to the day I bought this album from "Beethoven" store(unfortunately went out of bussiness a few month ago) in Pahlavi street!!.Good old days !!


Midooni del asire,

Asire taa bemireh,

Midooni bedoone to,

Delam aroom nagireh,


Faramarz Aslani , I just

by leyla (not verified) on

Faramarz Aslani , I just love this man,
for his music and for who he is!
In this interview I felt like he was a friend that I hadn't seen in a while.
Wish you the very best dear Faramarz!
Thanks Parham.



by Parham on

Great video you've posted from Cohen, I had never seen it. I'm going to watch him perform live this coming Tuesday!
As for info about F. Aslani, you can Google him. I was also doing an interview with him to be published here, but it has been suspended for now due to conflicting schedules. But I'll surely finish it up if we find the time together.
Btw, you probably won't be surprised that Leonard Cohen is one of Faramarz Aslani's favorite poet/musicians.



by Parham on

There are a few French radios on iTunes. All you need to do is to download the software, which is free.



by Parham on

And I love this version of Ajda Pekkan in the beautiful Age Ye Rooz! :-)


Thanks for the link. He

by Anonymously (not verified) on

Thanks for the link. He seems to be a very humble guy living in his humble abode. Anyone have a link/info on his bio, family, kids?

He reminds me a lot of Leonard Cohen...not just in looks, but in mannerism, watch...



by Nadias on

So bebintv is the place to watch within the Iranian community. I have added it to my favorites.

I already have three excellent Iranian radio stations on the internet that I listen to.

I already found some excellent Persian restaurants in my area.

 Yes, I do believe that I am making excellent progress.

Thank you Mr. Parham and Mr. Kadivar.


solh va doosti (paz a vosotros)

paix et amitié

Natalia Nadia Alvarado-Álvarez

PS: If y'all know of any French internet radio stations, please do share. I am trying to improve my French. Currently, I have to listen to French music on youtube. :o)

Darius Kadivar

Oops It must be Alzheimers ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks Parham Jan for the correction.

I love this version of his song Ageh Yeh Rooz in Turkish with the beautiful Ajda Pekkan:



Maryam Hojjat


by Maryam Hojjat on

I was very nice and beautiful.  Thanks for sharing. 


Welcome Cyrus

by Parham on

Although you mean "Aslani", right? :-)

I was listening to and singing along with his Delmashghooliha the other night in my car and I still got the same kick out of it as I have throughout the years. That album is a masterpiece i.m.o.

Darius Kadivar

Bebin Rocks

by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks Parham,

Farzami is Really charismatic and Bebin does a great job in enhancing quality programs compared to all the Junk we see on LA TV's.

Thanks for Sharing,