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Mehran Modiri Sings Rumi Verses in New Album

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Prolific Iranian director, comedian, actor and musician Mehran Modiri, 49, will release his new album in spring.

In collaboration with Iranian composer and tar player Mahyar Alizadeh, 36, Modiri has sung a number verses by Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, scholar and mystic for the album, Mashregh News ( reported.

One year ago, the two artists created a traditional single track titled ‘Zafarani.’ Following its successful release, they started the upcoming project which, in addition to Jalal ad-Din Rumi’s verses, includes some instrumental tracks.

“Since a year, when we started the project with Modiri, we’ve been trying to make a different set of songs on Rumi’s poems, so different that they would create a fresh feeling in listeners,” said Alizadeh, composer of the album.

“Close your eyes and listen to Jalal ad-Din’s compositions brought out in a new musical form. From the very first step, we wanted it to be unique,” he says.

The album is currently undergoing final recording procedures. One of its tracks, however, will be released by the end of the current fiscal year (March 20), upon receiving permit from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. It is the first track of the album and is titled ‘Yar Toee’ (The Friend Is You).

Modiri’s fans should be reminded that the upcoming album is different from his previous pop and folk pieces. The new album has reportedly a more serious atmosphere.

His previous albums are ‘Deltangiha’ (blues) released in 1999 and ‘Az Rouye Sadegi’ (Because of Simplemindedness) in 2000. The first album was a recitation of a few poems by screenwriter, film director and producer Hatef Alimardani, 40. His second album was a joint composition by late composer Babak Bayat (1946-2006) and film score composer Fardin Khalatbari, 52.

In addition to his albums, Modiri has also sung for his TV series scores.


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