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Nasser Rastegar-Nejad

Nasser Rastegar-Nejad

Nasser Rastegar-Nejad


Nasser Rastegar-Nejad (born in Rasht, Iran in 1939) was a poet, singer, and musician from Iran, began at an early age to write poetry. He became a student of Professor Ebrahim Sarkhosh, a famous musician from Iran. From him he learned the many complex scales of Persian music. At the age of seventeen he began composing songs for Professor Sarkhosh’s music, and, by twenty-one, his songs had become very popular. His compositions were frequently heard on Radio Iran and were recorded for Philips and other recording companies. Read more on Last.fm
Nasser Rastegar-Nejad (born in Rasht, Iran in 1939) was a poet, singer, and musician from Iran, began at an early age to write poetry. He became a student of Professor Ebrahim Sarkhosh, a famous musician from Iran. From him he learned the many complex scales of Persian music. At the age of seventeen he began composing songs for Professor Sarkhosh’s music, and, by twenty-one, his songs had become very popular.

His compositions were frequently heard on Radio Iran and were recorded for Philips and other recording companies. Many years before the revolution Nasser Rastegar-Nejad emigrated to America, where he taught Iranian music at two universities. and gave many concerts at leading universities and institutions, including The Asia Society and Wesleyan University. He has also appeared at Princeton University and New York University.

On these occasions Mr. Rastegar-Nejad sang his own poetry, accompanying himself on the Santur, the Persian hammered dulcimer. Nasser Rastegar-Nejad was particularly concerned with the preservation of the traditional music of Iran. Read more on Last.fm.

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