Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Mohammad NOURI: Gole Maryam ___ محمد نوري: گل مريم RIP
Mohammad Nouri, one of the most recognized Iranian folk singers, has died after losing a marathon battle with a blood disorder.
Mohammad Nouri was born in 1929 in Tehran. His passion for music made him attend art school to start singing under instruction of leading mentors like Esmaeil Mehrtash.
Nouri also graduated from English literature as well as acting and theater in Tehran University. He perused his passion for music during his studies.
Nouri learned the vocal styles of singers from previous generations to better understand and perform the traditional repertoire.
He rose to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing and enjoyed four decades of popularity among Iranians of all generations.
He composed and sang more than 300 songs in 50 years. His song Jaan-e Maryam, as well as his patriotic song Iran, Iran are well known melodies among Iranians.