A Song in Foreign Tongue – Googoosh (Iran)
The great one from Iran, GooGoosh;
Googoosh(Persian: گوگوش) born, Faegheh Atashin(Persian: فائقه آتشین, May 5, 1950) is an iconic and famous Persian singer, actress, and diva. With a succesfull career spanning five decades, Googoosh has sold millions of albums, has played sold out arenas around the world and is a household name.
In the 1970s, Googoosh was considered the most celebrated recording artist in Iran. In addition to music, Googoosh was also an actress in many Persian films of the 1960s and 1970s. She is more widely known as a singer than as an actress. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979 she remained in Iran until 2000 but did not record or perform again due to the ban on solo female singers. Still, her following grew. Younger people have rediscovered her music via bootleg recordings of her music. Outside of Iran, she has a significant following in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California and continues her career, albeit in a limited manner.Googoosh was born ‘Faegheh Atashin’ on 5 May 1950 on Sarcheshmeh Street, in an old, worn-down part of Tehran. While Googoosh was still an infant, her father divorced her mother. She began doing impersonations of some of the singers of the time. When her father discovered this talent, he put her on stage.
Islam stifles the artist.
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