Azam Ali

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Azam Ali
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Azam Ali was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in India from the age of four in the small town of Panchgani, a beautiful hill station in the state of Maharashtra. There she attended an international co- educational boarding school for eleven years, all the while absorbing India's rich music and culture throughout her formative years. The course Azam would eventually choose in her life would be very much influenced by her fortuitous upbringing in a school which emphasized the importance of the arts and spirituality, and aimed through moral and academic excellence to produce promoters of social transformation imbued with the spirit of service to mankind. It is this objective that would take shape in Azam's music in the coming years.

The Iranian revolution of 1979 changed the course of Azam's life as it did for many Iranian's. Unwilling to bring her daughter back to a country filled with uncertainity, like many other Iranians, her mother decided to give up her home and life, and together they moved to America in 1985 when Azam was just a teenager.

During her years in India, she received formal training in Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of India . But shortly after moving to the United States, it became clear for Azam that she wanted to pursue a career in music after falling in love with the Persian Santour (Hammered Dulcimer). Though Azam had an innate gift for singing since she was a child and sang often at home and school functions, she had no particular interest in becoming a vocalist. She had her heart set on becoming an instrumentalist and so began studying the Santour under the guidance of Persian master Manoocher Sadeghi, During the eight years of her extensive studies with Ustad Sadeghi in which she became an accomplished Hammered Dulcimer player, Azam began to realize that she was unable to express the full range of emotions she experienced through her instrument. It was during one of these lessons that her teacher heard her sing for the first time. Completely taken, he told her that her voice had a rare emotional quality about it which should be cultivated and nurtured. It was through his encouragement that Azam began to explore her voice as the vehicle through which she would finally be able to fully express herself, a voice which Billboard magazine would later describe as, "a glorious unforgettable instrument."

While pursuing formal training in various vocal traditions like Western classical, Indian, Persian, and Eastern European, Azam's true passion has been to explore the immense potentiality of the human voice, specifically its capability to transcend language, cultural, and spiritual barriers when expressing pure emotion.
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Albums

Azam Ali - Portals Of Grace album art Azam Ali Portals Of Grace (Album) Narada World US 2002 Sell This Version
MGD038 Azam Ali - One album art Yuval Ron feat. Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yair Dalal, Azam Ali Yuval Ron feat. Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yair Dalal, Azam Ali - One(CD, Album) Magda MGD038 Israel 2003 Sell This Version
657036 1130-2 Azam Ali - Elysium For The Brave album art Azam Ali Elysium For The Brave(CD, Album) Six Degrees Records 657036 1130-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
Azam Ali - From Night To The Edge Of Day album art Azam Ali From Night To The Edge Of Day (Album) Six Degrees Records US 2011 Sell This Version
Azam Ali - Lamentation Of Swans: A Journey Towards Silence album art Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian - Lamentation Of Swans: A Journey Towards Silence (Album) Terrestrial Lane Productions Canada 2013 Sell This Version
none Azam Ali - Feathers Of Fire album art Loga Ramin Torkian And Azam Ali Loga Ramin Torkian And Azam Ali - Feathers Of Fire(12xFile, MP3, Album) Terrestrial Lane Productions none US 2017

Compilations

PRCD SD7046/48-2 Azam Ali - Elysium Remixes album art Azam Ali Elysium Remixes(CD, Comp, Promo) Six Degrees Records PRCD SD7046/48-2 US 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Azam Ali - In Rosa Vernat Lilium (The Rose And The Lily) album art Azam Ali In Rosa Vernat Lilium (The Rose And The Lily)(CDr, Promo) New Line Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
Azam Ali - Serenity album art Ciaran McAuley Meets Azam Ali & Jeff Rona Ciaran McAuley Meets Azam Ali & Jeff Rona - Serenity FSOE Recordings Egypt 2018