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Khak

Khak

Khak


Band The band Khak (XAK) revolves around the singer, songwriter and guitarist Shahriar Khatam. Band History In 1995 three Iranian musicians living in Germany founded the band "Khak": Shahriar Khatam (Vocals, Guitars) Afshin Tahmasebi (Keyboards, Guitars) Khodayar Bahmani (Drums) The guys had already known each other for a couple of years and had played together in other bands. Khak's primary goal was to change and improve contemporary Iranian music with a mature and elegant blend of Oriental and Western music (pop Read more on Last.fm
Band The band Khak (XAK) revolves around the singer, songwriter and guitarist Shahriar Khatam. Band History In 1995 three Iranian musicians living in Germany founded the band "Khak": Shahriar Khatam (Vocals, Guitars) Afshin Tahmasebi (Keyboards, Guitars) Khodayar Bahmani (Drums) The guys had already known each other for a couple of years and had played together in other bands. Khak's primary goal was to change and improve contemporary Iranian music with a mature and elegant blend of Oriental and Western music (pop, rock) - making Khak a world music band. In 1998 Konstantinos Kostis, a Greek citizen who was raised and lives in Germany joined the band as a bassist.

Now the band was complete. During the following years the band was very active and made music that raised many people's hopes and expectations. In 1999 the first album "Ashegham Bash" was recorded at Khak's own studio and released by Khak. The band headlined several gigs and played as support act for well established Iranian musicians such as Farrokhzad, Ebi, Moin, Shahram Shab-pareh, Noosh-afarin and earned recognition in the industry.

Khak received offers and suggestions from people from the USA and other countries but the band was determined to make its own music. Khak stuck to their guns and did not follow shallow passing trends. Private matters effectively shut Khak down from early 2002 until early 2004. Now Khak is alive and kicking again: New singles have been prepared for the new album (lyrics in Persian, German and English).

Video Clips for the singles are also being filmed The band's homepage has been completely reworked and is updated more frequently Existing media contacts were intensified and new contacts have been established Khak works energetically and with high motivation to enter the international music scene Khak tries to represent Iran with dignity on international level. We rely on the support of our fans, friends and partners and everyone with a heart for people, life and music. Khak is not a person nor property. Khak is a movement! What does Khak mean? Khak is a Persian word and has a number of meanings such as: dirt, dust, earth, ground, soil, territory.

When we chose the name, we had "soil" in mind but also a number of properties associated with the Persian word Khak such as purity and generosity. Some people spell it differently like "Xâk" or "Xaak". Never mind. Things like that happen when you transcribe something using a different alphabet.

Khak connects everyone across the globe, nourishes and protects us. Khak as a band is a musical combination of Western music and Persian, German and English lyrics, created by experienced musicians with broad and colorful musical roots. Their sheer love of the music is plain to see, and the result is music that appeals to everyone, not just Iranians or Germans. Music is, after all, a universal language.

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