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"Nobahari" (Persian : نوبهاری), (lit."Fresh Spring") is a single by Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo. The poem is by Iranian famous poet Sadi and the whole song is a praise to the Spring. Namjoo dedicated the song to Shahram Nazeri.
Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a pluricentric language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian singer-songwriter. His style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for The New York Times in Iran wrote that "some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran". His newest song named "BEGOO BE BARAN", released in March 2019 by Sheed Records company.
A question for the fresh spring breeze:
What is the garden going through
that makes the bulbul sing
Compared to your ravishing countenance,
the beauty of a flower pales
Amongst flowers in the garden,
you are like a flower amidst bramble bush.
Oh, treasure of remedies,
look kindly upon the ailing
The cure is in your hands
and you leave us be.
Another life is needed,
for time was spent
in this one
"Abbottabad" is a poem by Major James Abbott (1807–1896) who wrote the work about his experience of living in the area before leaving it. He was impressed by beauty of the area. The Pakistani city Abbottabad, which he founded, is named after him. A plaque commemorating his poem is displayed at Lady Garden Park within the city. The poem has been criticised as being poorly written, in the manner of William McGonagall's substandard verse.
Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, recording artist, and translator of the works of Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet and philosopher.
"Pangur Bán" is an Old Irish poem, written about the 9th century at or around Reichenau Abbey. It was written by an Irish monk, and is about his cat. Pangur Bán, 'White Pangur', is the cat's name, Pangur meaning 'a fuller'. Although the poem is anonymous, it bears similarities to the poetry of Sedulius Scottus, prompting speculation that Sedulius is the author. In eight verses of four lines each, the author compares the cat's happy hunting with his own scholarly pursuits.
Yadollah Royaee is the poet of the New Wave or the Poem of Imagination in Iranian Modern Literature.
Kiosk is a rock band formed in Tehran in 2003, known for its blend of musical styles and its wry lyrics confronting Iranian cultural angst.
Toranj was singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo's official debut in 2007, as none of his previous albums were allowed for legal release by Iranian governmental authorities. Also it was the last album of the artist to get legal license. The album featured nine traditional folk songs, including poems from Hafez, Rumi, Baba Taher and Attar.
Neyasar is a city and capital of Neyasar District, in Kashan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,003, in 586 families.
Oy is the third studio album by the Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo after Toranj and Jabr-e Joghrafiyaei. Released on 6 October 2009 this was Namjoo's first album produced and published outside Iran.
Jabr-e Joghrafiyaei is the second official studio album by the Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo after Toranj. It was officially released sometime in 2008.
"Ay yōrum biyō" is a famous song by Muboraksho Mirzoshoyev. There are alternate pronunciations in various languages and dialects including "Ay Yarom Biyo" and "Ay Yoram Biyo". It was released in 1988 in Tajik language and has become a staple at weddings.
Cut flowers are flowers or flower buds that have been cut from the plant bearing it. It is usually removed from the plant for decorative use. Typical uses are in vase displays, wreaths and garlands. Many gardeners harvest their own cut flowers from domestic gardens, but there is a significant floral industry for cut flowers in most countries. The plants cropped vary by climate, culture and the level of wealth locally. Often the plants are raised specifically for the purpose, in field or glasshouse growing conditions. Cut flowers can also be harvested from the wild.
"Strange Times" is the first official single by Mohsen Namjoo.This is the first song performed in English by Mohsen Namjoo. "Strange Times" words came from the Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou.
Alaki is a live album by Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo. The album is a recording of a performance at Stanford University in February 2011. The title track Alaki is based on a postmodern poem with social, and at times satirical content that blurs the lines between poetry, music and participatory theater.
Andrea Chesman is the author of over twenty cookbooks and the editor of well over a hundred cookbooks and gardening books. The original edition of her cookbook The Vegetarian Grill was a 1999 James Beard Cookbook Award nominee and recipient of a 1999 National Barbecue Association Award of Excellence. Her recipes have also been published in The Best of Food & Wine and The Family Circle Good Cook’s Book, among other anthologies.
Spring is a lyric poem written and illustrated by William Blake. It was first published in Songs of Innocence (1789) and later in Songs of Innocence and Experience (1794).
Trust the Tangerine Peel is the 7th official studio album by Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo. It was released on May 28, 2014. The album is a mixture of original and cover songs using both contemporary and classical Persian poetry. At times, Namjoo attempts to juxtapose or fuse Persian and popular western styles of music, particularly in "Roo Dast" and "Golmammad". Some suggest that "Golmammad" is an homage to Gol Mohammad, the hero of the story of Kelidar, written by the notable Iranian writer, Mahmoud Dolatabadi. However, in interviews, Namjoo has stated that "Golmammad" has been based on a traditional song from Sabzevar and that he didn't have the hero of Kelidar in mind at the time of writing it. The song "Adam-e Pooch" is a cover version of "Nahang" by the late Ebrahim Monsefi, an Iranian musician and singer from Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Ali Azimi is the leader of the band "Ali Azimi and the Needs," a Persian rock and alternative rock band with all British musicians. He was also the vocalist and songwriter in the band Radio Tehran which became popular after their debut album 88, released in the Persian year 1388 (2009/2010).
Kaveh Akbar is an Iranian-American poet and scholar. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf, published by Alice James Books in the US and Penguin Books in the UK, and the chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic. In 2014, he founded the poetry interview website Divedapper. He received his MFA from Butler University, and Ph.D.'s in Creative Writing and Philosophy from Florida State University. He is a professor at Purdue University, and on the faculty of the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson College.
"Begoo be baran", is a single by Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo. The poem is by Iranian famous poet Shafiei Kadkani and the whole song is a dialogue with the rain, and its music video is acted by another Iranian musician named Parham Alizadeh. The song is dedicated to Hossein Alizâdeh and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani.