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Shadmehr Aghili

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Shadmehr Aghili (Persian: Ŝādmehr Aqili - شادمهر عقیلی‎) (born 27 January 1973) is an Iranian pop singer, musician, composer, music arranger, producer and song-writer, and formerly an actor.

Aghili was born in Tehran, Iran. He emigrated to Canada first, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Shadmehr is one of the most popular Persian pop musicians and singers.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).



Aghili started early in music and studied piano, guitar and violin, graduated from the Tehran Conservatory of Music.

He has worked at the IRIB (the official broadcasting of Iran) for a while. He released his cassette album Bahar e Man (Spring of Mine) in 1997, an instrumental music album where he played piano, guitar and violin. The album Fasl e Ashenayi (Season of Acquaintance) in 1998, was another great effort with a number of collaborations. The follow up Mosafer (Traveler) was also well received by the public. Aghili appeared also on screen with the movie Par e Parvaz (Wing of Fly), a best-seller in Iran for that year. He also wrote the soundtrack for the film. He had also a lead role in Shab-e Berahne (The Bare Night).

Aghili immigrated to Canada where he was signed to Nova Media. His first album in Canada was Khiali Nist (Mind Not), quickly followed by Doori o Pashimani (Avoid and Regret), Adam Foroush (Man Seller) and Popcorn.

He released Taghdir (Destiny), a highly-praised on a new contract with Century Records, in 2009. And in 2012, he released Tarafdaar (Fan) on Avang Music.

Shadmehr Aghili is a versatile artist, violinist and musician. Beside of his prominent use of piano, guitar and violin, he also plays santur, mandolin, trumpet, harmonica, keyboard, banjo, and koto in some recordings. Shadmehr also remains active politically recording a track in 2010, conveying his support of the Iranian Green Movement recorded over background music, encouraging Iranian people to protest against their government and using music as a tool to get to freedom and liberty. And in 2012, in a collaboration with singer Ebi, he released the anti-war Royay e Ma (Dream of Us) in support of World Vision USA and World Vision Canada.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).


2000: Par e Parvaz (پر پرواز, "Wing of Fly")2001: Shab-e Berahne (شب برهنه, "The Bare Night")

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05.17.14 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver, BC Canada