7/07/2007

Hamed Nikpay

My interview with Hamed Nikpay was published in Peyk’s Issue 110. Peyk is the publication of Persian Cultural Center in San Diego. You can look at that piece here for the Farsi text (Page 17) and here for the English text (also on Page 17). I had promised it in May when I had a post about this young artist. In the meantime, you can watch and listen to Hamed here, here and here (his website also has selections of his music). One thing I can say about Hamed Nikpay—in addition to his beautiful voice and music, this young man also has an impressive personality, full of hope, excitement and passion, and his honesty and optimism are sparkling and contagious. Those of you who live around here, don’t lose a chance to go see him onstage when he has a concert sometime later this summer. He is electric!

8 comments:

مانا said...

نازی جون مرسی از پیام تبریکتون.در جواب شما هم باید بگم که با اینکه عاشق رقصیدن هستم اما در رقص والس استعدادی از خودم نشون ندادم!بازم ممنون

Mehran said...

Hi Nazy jan, good job!

Nazy said...

Mana Jan: Keep on practicing my friend!

Nazy said...

Thanks Mehran! I went to a concert by Hamed last winter. It was packed with Iranians and Americans who had come to see him and his small band perform. I cannot sufficiently convey the warm effect he had on his audience. He and two other artists had in excess of 20 instruments onstage which they intermittently played. He sang a song, based on a poem by Fereidoon Moshiri, which was so moving and had the audience really excited. Of course I could understand the Iranian audience's interest in this beautiful music, but it was something else to see the Americans so moved. Anyhow, you must catch his next concert Mehran.

SERENDIP said...

Haunting voice;exquistly talented!

Anonymous said...

he seems to be a homo and mobtazal .... and those two attributes always go together. his so-called "art" is only worthy of the netbaktbar cafés in the gharibestan, where you losnajelesi second class citizens and panahandes seek one another, improvising variations on the theme of Misery Loves Company.

Nazy said...

Serendip, thanks for coming and for your comment. He is a special young man and he will go far, I believe.

Mehran said...

Dear Nazy
I enjoyed the fact that you ignored this anonymous.
javabe ablahan khamoshist.