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  1. sammy_joon

    To Pourya

    Agha Pourya, I read your blog regarding Benyamin and Ehsan Khaje Amiri! :clap2: My question is didn't Ehsan already release an album by the name of "Salame Akhar?" And I have seen a copy of a new Benyamin floating around that has 16 tracks. Is this the official version? I think it is a bootleg and have avoided buying it. Your help is greatly appreciated!
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    To Pourya

    Have you heard any samples from these two artist?
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    Comments on new iranian releases

    One thing I love about Jamshid's new album is the song, "Paak Sho" because as a Iranian American it makes me proud to see a Kurdish singer from Iran sing about something that is a serious issue in Iran.
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    Comments on new iranian releases

    Does Omid plan to release a new album anytime soon??? Whatever happened to Amo???? I am so glad Jahan released a new album which has been on rotation in my car :clap2:
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    The Bia2 Music Store

    I think Sultaneez band is from Dubai or Bahrain not sure but i like there 1song only i dont remember the name..... Really? I didn't know that. But there songs are sung in Farsi right?
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    What happened to eworldrecords?

    I had the same problem but is working now :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
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    The Bia2 Music Store

    There is a group called Sultaneez whose style is Bandari and is known for their song Chai Chai. If there was a way we could put their cd up for download in the music store that would be awesome. Furthermore, why not add bandari music to the store. I know this is going to be hard and if it can't be done I understand.
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    what are you listening to

    I am literally glued to the new Arian cd! I wonder if they will record an album outside of Iran since they have been getting hard time. If they ever have a concert in CA I am there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mohammad Esfahani

    Does anybody know if he plans on releasing a new album. I discovered his music kind of late and I have bought all his cds so that I can support his work; he has an incredible voice that literally sends a chill. :boredom_wft: :boredom_wft: :boredom_wft: :boredom_wft: :boredom_wft:
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    Mehdi Azarsina

    I was browsing Itunes for some music, mainly Kaylan Kalhor, and came across a sonati cd, "Siah Mashgh" by Mehdi Azarsina. This was some good stuff so I highly recommend everyone checking out this album. I posted a review so hopefully Itunes will not pull this album. Who knew Itunes had so much sonati music available for everyone to downloand and enjoy. Just type ney, tar, setar, santur and BAM a whole list appears. Time to rock on now! :dance:
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    Jahan

    I came across Jahan's music late, but this guy voice is nothing but talent. So are there any Jahan fans out there even though it is traditional???
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    Jahan

    Oh well in that case it would not work out. My bad! At least I discovered some good music.
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    Jahan

    Do you think there could be a way to tell him to record an album outside of Iran due to a strong fan base???? Sometimes I wish I was an agent. MUSIC IS MY LIFE ESPECIALLY SONATI!!!!! :dance_baby_wft:
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    Jahan

    I wish he could produce a record outside of Iran. I even emailed him but the email bounced back.
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    Jahan

    SWEET!!!! Is it me or does his voice remind you of a very young Ebi
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    Jahan

    You wrote a review on Jahan. I don't think I ever read it, is it still on here?
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    Jahan

    That is true! The first song I heard from him was "Mastam" from Shahre Eshgh. After that ... enough said Pourya if you get a chance check out Amir Tajik.
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    Some Bandari Music Videos

    I wanted to share some bandari videos with everyone. http://youtube.com/watch?v=nhrmX8XqHvs http://youtube.com/watch?v=dXRdbdNilNQ&feature=related It is not bandari, but I love the beat of the song http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFUXsL_sknQ
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    Andy's New Album

    Also on Itunes is Andy's Airport album so for those who are interested check it out!
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    Varan Band: Istaghe Aval

    A while back Agha Pourya reviewed a album by the group Varan, whose album came out in Iran. While browsing through Itunes I noticed they have the album along with some bonus remixes. Also, the songs are offered in a very high quality format compared to what you might get online. Itunes also carries Mehdi Moghadam and Ehsan Khajeh Amiri. So check it out and enjoy!!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
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    Idin Album

    Does anyone know if Idin is planning to release an album anytime soon b/c I think it is about time. Till then I will dance to, "Cheshmat." :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft:
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    Clasic & Traditional Iranian Music

    On Itunes there are TONS of sonati music. :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft: :dance_baby_wft:
  23. That's all part of a five-year development "dream list" — or what some dub an improbable fantasy — to transform the U.S.-protected Green Zone from a walled fortress into a centerpiece for Baghdad's future. But the $5 billion plan has the backing of the Pentagon and apparently the interest of some deep pockets in the world of international hotels and development, the lead military liaison for the project told The Associated Press. For Washington, the driving motivation is to create a "zone of influence" around the new $700 million U.S. Embassy to serve as a kind of high-end buffer for the compound, whose total price tag will reach about $1 billion after all the workers and offices are relocated over the next year. "When you have $1 billion hanging out there and 1,000 employees lying around, you kind of want to know who your neighbors are. You want to influence what happens in your neighborhood over time," said Navy Capt. Thomas Karnowski, who led the team that created the development plan. Karnowski said a deal already has been completed for Marriott International Inc. to build a hotel in the Green Zone. He also said a possible $1 billion investment could come from MBI International, a conglomerate that focuses on hotels and resorts and is led by Saudi Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber. Elizabeth Caminiti, a Marriott spokeswoman, declined to comment. Phone calls and e-mails sent to London-based MBI were not returned. For the moment, however, it's mortars and rockets — not investment money — pouring into the Green Zone, which includes the U.S. and British embassies, key Iraqi government offices and other international compounds. Militants have escalated their shelling of the enclave since Iraqi forces began a crackdown on Shiite militias in late March. But developers are clearly looking many years ahead and gambling that Baghdad could one day join the list of former war zones such as Sarajevo and Beirut that have rebounded and earned big paydays for early investors. Even now — with violence in Baghdad again creeping up — the faint hints of the development plan have driven up the Green Zone's already sky-high real estate prices. Land that a few years ago was going for $60 a square meter on 50-year leases in the zone is now going for up to $1,000 a square meter, American officials say. Last week, a Los Angeles-based holding company for equity firms, C3, confirmed it was starting a $500 million project to build an amusement park on the outskirts of the Green Zone in an area encompassing the Baghdad Zoo. The first phase, a skateboard park, is scheduled to open this summer. But any Green Zone project is literally starting from the ground up. "There is no sewer system, no working power system. Everything here is done on generators. No road system repair work. There are no city services other than the minimal amount we provide to get by," Karnowski said. He noted that of 500 development projects carried out in Baghdad last year, not one was done in the Green Zone — with the exception of the building of the new American embassy. The plan also envisions significantly reducing the non-Iraqi footprint in the Green Zone, a five-square-mile area crisscrossed by 15-foot-high blast walls and checkpoints. About 50 percent of the area is now occupied by coalition forces, the U.S. State Department or private foreign companies. If all were to go according to Karnowski's plan, only 5 percent of land in the Green Zone will be in foreigners' hands in five years. Privately, American diplomats say the plan is, at best, wishful thinking. Security is nowhere near the level needed for major development projects. Then there is the question of whether the Iraqi government even wants U.S. involvement in developing the center of their capital. One diplomat, who asked not to be named because of no authorization to speak to the media, said they did not think Iraqis would want Washington to "turn this area into downtown Kansas City." But Both Karnowski and Iraqi officials said the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is interested in hearing U.S. ideas in developing the Green Zone, though many Iraqi leaders have expressed worries and words of caution. "The Iraqi government wants to limit U.S. power in the Green Zone," a top adviser to al-Maliki said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the press. Iraqis also complain that the Americans — because they control security in the Green Zone — essentially hold a veto over the investors. Karnowski acknowledged that American officials would vet potential investors because of a "vested interest." Some Iraqi leaders even have drawn parallels to the U.S.-backed development plan and what Saddam Hussein did in the area — known by its Iraqi name of Tashri during his regime. Hussein stocked the neighborhood with family and tribal allies, political loyalists and members of his elite Republican Guard. Karnowski called the accusation "partially true." "Why do people build fences around their house? The intent is until such time as it's much safer around here, you want to be able to influence what goes on," he said. The biggest hurdle to the plan is sorting out the true owners of property in the Green Zone, where "eminent domain by gun" was employed during the Saddam era, Karnowski said. The chaos after Saddam's fall also added the murkiness. "It's a jungle here," said Hussein, a 28-year-old from Lebanon who started a contracting company about a year ago in Baghdad and rents out living space in the Green Zone on the side. "It used to be like the Wild West — you grabbed some property and said, 'this is mine." Air Force Lt. Col. Monte Harner leads the effort to discover who owns the titles and consolidate the areas held by the U.S. military. He said the Army plans to move a military hospital in the zone — now located in a former private medical facility — to a base nearby, freeing it up for Iraqi use. Also in the works is the consolidation of Green Zone housing used by American troops. Sadiq al-Rikabi, a top adviser to al-Maliki, said there are also plans for development projects at the Baghdad airport west of the city, including a hotel. American officials confirmed some projects would be carried out near the airport. According to Karnowski, the United States will spend $120 million to demolish buildings damaged by air strikes during the opening days of the war. Both Karnowski and Harner are aware their Green Zone plan is viewed as unrealistic by many, primarily U.S. Embassy officials. "If you talk to people at the State Department, they still believe a hotel isn't going up. But it is a done deal," Karnowski said of the Marriott project. Harner also believes even having a blueprint is important. "You have to stake a goal in the sand before you can begin to move toward it," he said. "Without a vision of what could be, you're just treading water."
  24. i really love ur words bro ur words are the greatest all i can say is..THANK YOU!! Your welcome hamvatan! I finally got around to attaching a picture of myself.
  25. DYAKO-kurd thank you very much for those kind words, it means a lot to me. :c These are difficult times with the situation in Iraq and Iran; I pray that one day Iranians and Kurds live in brotherhood. If something was to happen to my family and Iran I do not know what I would do; it is so hard to be both American and Iranian at the same time. My family and the people of Iran are important to me no matter if they are Persian or any other ethnic group. Never forget what Saddam did to the Kurds and Iranians during the Iran and Iraq war, never forget the mass graves and the two swords in Baghad he built with the helmet of dead Iranians. Long live a true Iran Known for its beauty Its waters and deserts Long live the Kurds And the diversity of Iran :happy_crying_wft: Also, Kerman is near Yazd and Bam. Can you speak in Farsi? Does't the Kurdish language and Farsi share some similarities?
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