(Radio Zamaneh / Pejman Akbarzadeh) - This morning, Manouchehr Sakhai, one of the pioneers of Persian pop music passed away in California. He was 76. Manouchehr had struggled with cancer for the past few years.
Manouchehr was born in 1935 in Persia and began his music career in the mid-1950s. In Tehran he also acted in a few movies.
Manouchehr released almost ten albums, most of which were recently re-released on CD by California-based Persian music companies.
“Kalaghaa” was the most famous song of Manouchehr Sakhai.
Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Persia (Iran), Manouchehr moved to the US and continued his activities in Los Angeles. In the early 1990s Manouchehr joined the armed anti-Islamic Republic organization MKO and participated in various concerts organized by MKO.
The news piece was originally published in Persian on Radio Zamaneh website.
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