Vocalist Hengameh Akhavan gives a concert in Tehran on December 26

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Iranian vocalist Hengameh Akhavan will give a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on December 26.

Tar player Azadeh Amiri, kamancheh players Shima Bolukifar and Nasim Arbabi, tonbak player Nazanin Pedarsani, and oud player Marjan Ravandi will accompany her during the performance.

Hengameh Akhavan was born in Fuman, Gilan, Iran in 1955. She started singing at the age of ten. Her father taught her “Avaz-e Dashti” (One of the modes in Iranian modal system of music). She and her brother were part of their school singing group.

She went to Tehran after finishing the elementary school to visit her sister and her sister’s family. During her stay she was encouraged by her sister and her brother-in-law to stay in Tehran to continue her musical training and studies.

She was the student of Ostad Adib-Khansari for about ten years (1972-1982).

She started singing for Radio in 1975 collaborating…

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