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Mojgan Shajarian
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Shajarian in 2011
Background information
Native name
مژگان شجریان
Born 17 May 1970 (1970-05-17) (age 51)
Tehran, Iran
Origin Mashhad, Iran
Genres Persian traditional music
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, painter, graphic designer
Labels Setar

Mojgan Shajarian (Persian: مژگان شجریان, born 17 May 1970) is an Iranian singer, painter, graphic designer and setar player. She is daughter of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian.

Life

Mojgan Shajarian was born on 17 May 1970 in Tehran. She holds a bachelor's degree in painting and a master's degree in graphic communication from the Islamic Azad University, and also a bachelor's degree in music from the University of the Arts.

Shajarian is married to Mohammad Ali Rafiei, who was the concert director of Mohammad Reza Shajarian and later Homayoun Shajarian, and has a daughter named Mehr Rafiei and two twin sons named Sam and Sepehr.

Educational background

  • Learning setar with Mohammad-Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh in 1979
  • Learning radif with Parviz Meshkatian in 1981
  • Learning radif with Mehrabano Toufigh at the Tehran University of Art in 1989

Shahnaz group

Mohammad Reza Shajarian founded a music group in 2008 and named it Shahnaz in honor of Jalil Shahnaz (a famous tar player). Mohammad Reza Shajarian works with Mojgan Shajarian's daughters with this group.

Arghavan album

Her first independent album was released in April 2019 under the name of Arghavan. This album was composed by Sorena Sefati. In this album, the poems of poets such as Hushang Ebtehaj, Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani and Hafez have been used. Mojgan Shajarian says about the name of this album: "The name Arghavan tells the story of the suffering of the people of our land, as well as those who have been forced to emigrate but have never taken root in their homeland." Regarding the restrictions on the release of music albums with women's voices in Iran, Mojgan Shajarian published a post on social media: "Due to the unjust laws governing our country, it is not possible to publish Arghavan's album, and for this reason, Arghavan is available for free on the Internet to those interested in Iran."

Artistic activity

  • Performing a concert with Sima Bina in 1991 in Tehran
  • Graphic design of the works of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian and Homayoun Shajarian since 1993
  • Solo and Vocal with Shajarian in a concert in London with Shahnaz Group (April 2010) (officially broadcast by BBC)
  • Setar playing in the concert of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian and Shahnaz Group in Dubai, Shahnaz Group Concert in Tehran, Rendan-e Mast and Morgh-e Khoshkhan
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