After 2 years of waiting, the first mixed album of two traditional and hip hop styles was released in Iran,The artist of this work is Javad Safaee, an Iranian musician and artist.
In 2018, Javad Safaee announced the making of a different and amazing album to his fans,
and on 2020-08-29, he released this album on music networks (Spotify, YouTube, etc.).
Mixed album on Spotify
Mixed album on YouTube
History of traditional music in Iran
• The first period of development of Iranian music
The musical works of prominent Iranian scholars such as Abu Ali Sina, Farabi, Qutbuddin Shirazi,
This situation continued until the end of the Safavid period, when their rule was based on stubborn religious ideas.
Due to the irregularities that arose after the fall of the Safavids, the situation of music during the Afshari period did not change significantly.
During Zandieh’s time, security and social welfare in Iran increased and people again paid more attention to music.
Mushtaq Ali Shah and Parikhan were prominent musicians of this period.
During the Qajar period, music developed in various dimensions, including religious. (Javad Safaee)
Among the artists of this period, we can mention Seyyed Ahmad Khan. He was the first Iranian singer to record his songs on a gramophone.
Qoli Khan was another artist who performed taziyeh and also sang Dashti songs.
After the establishment of the Academy of Arts and the employment of European teachers and music instructors,
Iranian music took on a theoretical and scientific form.
Dar al-Fonun Publishing held music theory classes in which European professors taught in both French and Persian. (Javad Safaee)
• The second period of development of Iranian music
The next period was Iranian music in the modern era. During the Pahlavi era, the foundations of Western culture entered Iranian music and new forms of music were born.
The gap between people and traditional music widened so much that in the 1960s, people forgot about Iranian traditional music.
According to musicians, Reza Shah preferred Iranian national music to European music,
but believed that European music was better for the country’s development. (Javad Safaee)