12/03/2007

Hamed Nikpay

My good friend, Hamed Nikpay, a talented young Iranian composer, instrumentalist, and singer will be appearing at the 1st Winter "Solh" Fest on Friday, December 6th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. The event also features the Kiosk band as well as a new singer named Arjang Rad. For more information about the event, visit Beyond Persia's website. Many of you remember the pieces I have written about Hamed, as well as the interview I did with him for San Diego Persian Cultural Center's Peyk, in Farsi (Page 17), and in English (Page 17).
Hamed is one of the first Iranian artists to embrace World (or fusion) music. You can listen to samples of his songs on his website, or here and here. Listening to Hamed's music is divine, but knowing him and his beautiful heart and soul is a true privilege and pleasure. Seeing him on a stage is a treat you shouldn't miss if you live in these parts. He usually plays several instruments and his sweet and well-trained voice fills you with memories of our beautiful Iran.

7 comments:

Once Again said...

thanks for information. will check it out.

Once Again said...

thanks for information. will check it out.

masoud said...

سلام نازی خانم.اینهمه صفت نیکو برازنده حامد است.درک زیبایی و خیر در دیگران یقینا از یک مدرک زیبا بر می آید.خداوند به شما روح پرستنده و زیبایی دوست عطا کرده است.هنوز مست ترکیب"روح و قلب زیبا" هستم.مایه ای از شعر در کلامت هست.امتحان کن .چرا که نه؟

احسان said...

I wish it was Saturday. But I will do my best to make it for the event. Do you think he will perform at 7pm sharp? Or maybe a bit later?
He is very talented.

Nazy said...

Once Again Jan, Your comment arrived Once Again! Thank you for coming.

Nazy said...

Massoud Jan, Salam:

Nazare lotfe shomast. Poetry is not for me! I leave that delicate work to those who know how to do it. I am a "consumer" of poetry!

Nazy said...

Salam Ehsan Jan:

Normally, nothing that has to do with Iranians ever starts on time! It might be a different story at Palace of Fine Arts and with this program, because they will have a reception following the concert. Anyhow, I just asked Hamed and he says he will start his segment at 9:00 p.m. Be good azizam.