Label \ Avang Records
Management and Booking \ Schubert Avakian, 818-669-0377
I was born In Tehran, Iran and I moved to Washington D.C. (USA) with my family in the late 1980s.
While still in high school, I started singing in a Persian band called "Setareh." As time went on I joined another Persian band called "Mask." We continued working and doing shows all along the east coast until I was asked by a fellow musician/family friend to move to Los Angeles in pursuit of a more professional music career.
Long story short, after moving to Los Angeles I was introduced to one of the most famous music industry producers in the Persian market, Mr. Shahbal Shabpareh, by my good friend and musician David Betsamo - and the rest is history! Soon after joining the famous group "Silouettt" I did my first album called "Beauty And The Beat" - and I started touring the world and doing concerts for a good while after that. In the early 2000s I decided to go solo, so I did my next album called "The Girl In The Mirror" as a solo artist with producer Ramin Zamani.
As I continued to grow as a woman and as a solo artist I pushed to do more of the kind of music that spoke my own truth. I also wanted to project an image that displayed who I am as a person - a strong, sexy, independent, and proud-to-be Persian woman, breaking away from the Persian female stereotype, woman as the victim narrative that has been pushed by Iran's post-revolution, Islamic regime! So I found myself the hottest, baddest, most renowned Persian industry producer - Schubert Avakian - famous for his edge in music, incredible melodies, and rocking grooves. In Schubert I found someone with the same taste in music that also shared my desire to do something off the charts. The product of our joint effort was the album called "No Fear" and indeed I shed all my fears and took a huge chance on the sound and the new image I portrayed.
Our project was a success! Now I make music that comes from my heart and live my life as an artist no longer bound by any taboo. I am a part of all the proud and strong Persian women who stand their ground for our right to show the world we are not less than any man and can do all they do and more!!!
Stay tuned for my next album coming soon called "No Regrets"