Shohreh Solati (شهره صولتی)

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Shohreh Solati (شهره صولتی) is born in Tehran,Iran on January 04, 1957     (‏ چهاردهم دی 1335‎). Shohreh Solati is Pop Singer.
Shohreh Solati has had one of the most consistently active and prolific careers among contemporary, women Iranian singers. Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, she has continued her music career in exile and achieved acclaim for her contribution to Iranian music. She has received recognition for her ability to continuously reinvent herself as well. Sometimes called the “Iranian Madonna”, Shohreh also has been referred to as the “Queen of Scene”, for her attention-grabbing music videos and stage presence, as well as the “Queen of Iranian Pop”.

Biography

Born in Tehranin to a well-to-do family of artists and entertainers, Shohreh developed an interest in music early on – singing at seven years of age. She later went on to study at the National Iranian Music Conservatory, where she received training in singing and the clarinet. Her first album titled Dokhtar-e-Mashreghi (Eastern Girl) was successful, garnering some notability. Magazines directed toward the youth of Iran in the 1970s also gave exposure to the singer.

The Revolution

Shortly before the Revolution in 1978, Shohreh left Iran to perform in a series of concerts in the United States and, due to imposed restrictions of the new leadership on entertainers, was not able to return. She initially settled in New York and soon after married. Since the revolution came so unexpectedly, she and other exiled Iranian singers initially faced some difficulties to re-establish the community. However, after the birth of her daughter, Shohreh became more involved in her professional career.

Wider appeal

Leaving behind New York, Shohreh moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, settling with the exiled Iranian music industry of the 1970s, who also established in that city. Working with songwriters, composers and arrangers such as Mohammed Moqadam, Jaklin, Siavash Ghomeishi and Shubert Avakian, she produced and released several new albums. Most of these albums were nostalgic of the golden years of Iranian life just a few years before and thus appealed to a much wider audience, giving Shohreh’s fame momentum. The yearning for Iran in Shohreh’s music established a strong solidarity amongst the struggling Iranians who found comfort in her songs.

Her notable albums during this period include Jaan Jaan, Salam, Sedaayeh Paa and Shenidam. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, Solati managed to increase her appeal by the release of newer albums, each earning commendation. In the 1980s she had many concerts with Siavash Shams and Andy Madadian.

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