Shahram Nazeri is one of Iran's most popular singers and a master of the Persian
classical and Sufi repertoires. He was born to a musical Kurdish family in
Kermanshah, Western Iran, in 1950 and joined Sufi ensembles at the age of eight.
When he was eleven, he sang on Iranian television and started to study the
traditional repertoire or radif. He became attracted to the mysteries of Sufism
and its music and literature through the works of Mowlana Jelaladin Rumi, Sheikh
Attar and others.
His teachers include some of the most important exponents of Persian music in this century - Abdollah Davami, Nourali Boroumand, and Mahmood Karimi. Since the provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan in western Iran are dominated with Sufism and the Dervish spinning around music, he showed great interest in this kind of traditional music, mostly accompanied by the poems of the Iranian transcendental poets like Rumi. His gentle voice as well as his unique style drew the attention of millions of Iranians in a very short time.
He has several marvelous works such as Gol e Sad
Barg (the one-hundred-leaf-flower), Yadegar e doust (the friend's memoir), Seda
ye Sokhan e Eshgh (the sound of Love's Word), Shour Angiz (Joy Giver), and many
others that impress any listener. For sure, he is one of those at the top of
Persian transcendental music. Shahram Nazeri, one of Iran?s most popular
singers, is known for his mastery of the Persian classical, Sufi and Kurdish
repertoires. Called ?the Persian nightingale,? he has appeared with Iran?s
leading ensembles and is acknowledged for his deeply soulful performances.