An interview with Mr. Reza Bahrami, an Iranian singer and writer

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Reza Bahrami Nejad with the artistic name of Reza Bahrami Iranian musician, was born on May 20, 1977 in Tehran, Iran.

Since the time I was young, I felt I could write and sing in the field of music. At school, I usually wrote good essays, and in the school choir, I was always one of the pioneers.

But I seriously started writing at the age of 25, and I wrote my first book at this age called The Miracle of Movement. Then I realized writing is a hard work and I may face many obstacles and problems.

But my goal helped me to overcome these obstacles. I studied business management but at the same time I was learning music.  Of course at present; my job is in line with my college education, but because I have always had an innate talent for music, I joined the college of Media and I learned the art of dubbing from Mr. Badili and vocal art from Mr. Changiz Jalilvand. It was after this time that I became fully professional and started working in the field of vocal art.

During this time, I produced several pieces of music called Dream of the Moon, Breathless, Footstep (Paaghadam), and an album called (Prakreti), which was a joint production with India.

My goal in producing Prakreti with India was to enter the international arena of music as well as exchanging information about common cultures and languages.

How can music help our society?

In my opinion, music and human society are two ropes that are intertwined and cannot be separated. Music expresses different cultures from all over the world. The oldest relics of ancient people, which shows them playing musical instruments, proves this claim.

For example, music in ancient Asia has a history of 4,000 years. In fact, music is one of the tools for the growth and development of culture in a society. But the most important effect of music in society is bringing people together.

Music creates solidarity among people, and this solidarity cannot be specific to the people of a particular country, but can affect all the people of the world. As you know, from ancient times to the present days, music has been used in religious ceremonies, both in mosques and in all religious temples.

A certain type of music can lead a society and change the culture. Throughout history, music has been able to give people courage and bring them to the battlefields, and music has been a cure for suffering and cultural wounds.

Music can both lead to the development and creation of civilization, as well as to the disintegration and destruction of cultures. In my opinion, music can promote culture in society on its own. Music is inherent in human instinct. Just like poetry, music permeates all aspects of a community’s life and plays a miraculous role in moving people’s emotions.

Like music performed at weddings, religious funerals, and the sleeping of a child by a mother, music is an inspiring subject and an integral part of human beings. Music is an independent and common language of all countries of the world.

Music describes the inner feelings and emotions of human beings. Psychologists use music to advance humanitarian goals. In this way, they give patients peace of mind and concentration, and even restore the structure of the brain by using music.

Do you have a special message for young people in the field of art?

There is a proverb in Iran that says: Art is only available to Iranians. My message to the youth of Iran and the whole world is to discover their inner talent and skills and to turn this talent into a useful element through their own efforts.

These young people need to know that in order to succeed in any field, they have to overcome all difficulties, or in other words, if there are no problems, we may not have taken the right path. There has been a famous saying for a long time that you achieve all your goals through effort.

Be proud and honoured,

Reza Bahrami