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Background information
OreiginTehran, Iran
GenresPersian Singer
Years active1950's-present

Ahdieh (Ahdieh Badiee; Persie: عهدیه‎) (born 1950) is a Persian singer.

Life and Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ahdieh began her musical career, when she was 8, in her hometown of Tehran, the capital of Iran She started her performing career in a Children's radio program for which she is credited for about 150 songs.. Praised by her mother, who recognized her daughter's sweet an strong voice, Ahdieh's musical career has taken her to five continents throughout the world.

By the age of 15, and during the next 10 years, she had become one of Iran's prominent singers. Her sangs were played on different radio an TV programs. She often sang in movies as voice-overs to the main actresses such as Forouzan, Azar Shiva, Pouri Banayi, Katayoun, Faranak Mirghahhari, Fariba Khatami and Marjan amang others.

Ahdieh collaborated with many movie directors such as Iraj Ghaderi, Esmail Koushan, Mahmoud Koushan, Muhammad Ali Fardin, Siamak Yasami, Amir Shervan, Mehdi Zhvrk, Mehdi Missaghieh, Esmail, Riahi, Shapour Gharib, Reza Fazeli, Nosratollah Vahdat and Jamshid Sheybani. During this time, Ahdieh studied music in private classes of Tehran's music conservatory as well as working towards her degree in accounting.

There were many famous Iranian music composers who wrote musical pieces for different Iranian radio programs which were sang by Ahdieh. Most famous among these composers were Javad Maroufi, Mehdi Khaledi, Homayoun Khorram, Mohammad Mirnaghibi, Farhad Fakhreddini for the "Golha" radio program. For movies and popular songs, Anoushiravan Rohani, Ataollah Khorram, Hossein Samadi, Hossein Vaseghi, Javad Lashgari, Manouchehr Lashgari, Hassan Youssef Zamani, Akbar Mohseni, Emad Ram, Amir Pazouki, were among the most prominent.

Amang the poets who wrote lyrics for Ahdieh’s sangs, the follaein mey be hielichtit: Rahi Moayeri, Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Simin Behbahani, Bijan Taraghi, Homa Mirafshar, Nayyer Sina, Turaj Negahban, Shamsa, Mohammad Ali Shirazi, Nizam Fatemi, Abulghassim Halat, amang others.

By the age of 19, she was sent on behalf the Gholha Program, of Iran Radio, accompanied by Abdul-Vahhab Shahidi, to participate and perform in the International Festival held in Shiraz, known as “Shiraz`s Feast of Art”. This event was arranged by the Queen of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, who also attended there. International renown artists were invited to participate on that Festival as well, among which was the famous violonist Yahoudi Menohin.  

Despite being famous in her youth, she served for two years in the military, a requirement for youth at that time. Although the government had a list of people that they would exclude from this service, she was not included on that list, for they viewed her as a good role model to other youth.

Ahdieh specially desired to share with the people of all countries, as much as her capacities and talents allowed her, the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, which promotes worldwide unity. This motivation inspired her to leave her fame behind and to go to Spain. So, in 1976, she decided to move to Spain as a Baha'i pioneer. By taking this new step in her life, Ahdieh showed that she could love her country while still having a love for the whole world.

When Ahdieh leaved Iran she was 25 years old and during her musical activities in Iran as a Persian singer she had sung above 1,000 different songs, for Radio and movies, which was an uncomparable record with other Iranian singers, for the time being.

             Moving to Spain was a benediction which prevented Ahdieh's persecution during Islam Republic coming to power. Her name was on a list of people to be executed, because of her Baha’i songs and Baha’i activities.

While in Iran she had traveled a lot overseas, but since 1976 she traveled throughout the five continents, participating in National as well as in International events and conferences.  Regardless of the type of accommodations or transportation, she also ventured to distant and remote places, even to the depths of the Amazon as well as to many African countries, to collaborate with philanthropic organizations to promotes their aims.

Accepting invitations for performing did not depend on whether or not she was known in a place, because her sole purpose was to serve mankind through her music and art.

In 1979, she married and in the following years had four children, who all share in her musical talents. After having the family, she returned to her goal of travelling throughout the continents, accompanied sometimes by her children, specially her son who plays piano.

During the time she has been in Spain, she has made many musical productions and new albums, and some Baha’i productions as prayers, Tablets, songs and also some special productions for children. (in video, cassette tape, CDs and DVDs) .

At the present time, she continues with her international travels, preparing music productions, performing concerts worldwide and audiovisual programs for children. She is also collaborating with various organizations, which focus are on universal education, equality of men and women, peace, and unity.

  1. Be yad e anrouzhaa
  2. Ba man az eshgh begu
  3. Golhaye rangarang
  4. Shirin labe yar
  5. Khaterehaa
Bahá'í productions
  1. Bahá'í sangs
  2. Kouh-i- Khoda
  3. Raz o Niaz
  4. Tablets o Baha’u’llah
  5. Prayers
  6. Negah-i- Abdu’l-Baha
Productions for childer
  1. Hediye Ahdieh be bachehaye aziz
  2. Ghesseye eshegh i Khoda be adama
  3. Niños Niños
  4. Vyces o the Childer
  5. La voz de los niños
  6. Tender flouers o the Divine Springtime

Shahzadeh, Soltan ghalbhaa, Baz amadi, fereshtehaa, khaterkha, Ussa karim, Eshghi ke zendegime, Bia bia, Kimiyaye mohabbat, Emrouz o farad, Neshouni, Iran, Man hamgerye kardam. Kouli, Hargez hargez. Ashegh Shodam man

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