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Music In Praise Of Ahura Mazda" is a project by Persian singer Maryam Akhondy. In this musical creation she merges traditional Iranian art music and lyrics, which has to do with the old Zoroastrian religion and philosophy. First performance had been at Musica Sacra International Festival 2012 in Marktoberdorf (Germany). Location of this recording was the Dreifaltigkeitskirche in Kaufbeuren. This clip shows some parts of the programme, including "Pir e Moghan" (composed by Maryam Akhondy and arranged by Farzin Darabi Far). The title means in English "The wise man from the tavern". Hafez, the great Persian poet, wrote:

As long as there is a trace of wine and taverns,
my head will be in the dust on the way to the innkeeper.
Beg for mercy once at my headstone,
for it will be a place of pilgrimage for drunks.
The innkeeper's ring will hang for ever on my ear,
I am what I once was, what my dust will one day be.
Go, blind hermit, go,
because the secret is hidden from you and me
and it always will be.
As long as Hafis' luck is not so favourable,
your darling's hair will be in the hands of someone else

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"Hear and see something interesting and talk about that!" is my personal motto. In this way I would like to introduce you with artistst of different genres. First I present you some Iranian singers and musicians. Please enjoy their impressive sounds,…


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"Hear and see something interesting and talk about that!" is my personal motto. In this way I would like to introduce you with artistst of different genres. First I present you some Iranian singers and musicians. Please enjoy their impressive sounds, their beautiful songs and lyrics and come in touch with real Persian culture, which is much more older than the Islamic Republic and the problems of current world politics.

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