Faramarz Aslani, is an Iranian guitarist, songwriter and pop singer. He was born in Tehran and later moved to England to get his bachelor's degree from London University's college of Journalism. After graduation he moved back to Tehran working for several publications, including Tehran Journal. After the Iranian revolution in 1979 he moved to England with his family. He currently lives in Maryland (United States). He has two daughters, Phaedra and Roxana from a previous marriage, both successful musicians in England.
His albums are few and far in between, but each album is considered a classic. His first album, "Occupation of The Heart", recorded for CBS in 1977, including his signature song, "Age Ye Rooz" (If One Day...), released in 1977, was among the best selling Persian albums ever. Other international singers, such as Ajda Pekan, have recorded "Age Ye Rooz" in many other languages. His album, "Hafez, a Memorandum" is based on on eight poems of Hafez, Iran's most celebrated poet and mystic.
Aslani's latest acclaimed album, Khate Sevom (The Third Line), is to be released in October 2010 by Bamahang Productions, simultaneous with Aslani's East Coast concert tour produced by Classic Persian.
- Occupation of the Heart
- Days of Song & Sorrow
- Hafez, a memorandum
- If One Day (Age Ye Rooz)
- Beloved is here
- Rumi With Dariush Eghbali and Ramesh
- The Third Script