The Jubilation Of Stars | A Look Inside Iran Through The Lens of Television


 

I remember when I was very young and we were not allowed to listen to many songs, because you know, we lived in Iran and we were not allowed to do many things. At that time, the songs performed by "Mohammad Isfahani", a politically accepted singer inside the country, were one of the few songs that we were allowed to listen to.

Even though many things have changed now, his voice is still an unsettling nostalgia for me. A strange feeling that I do not know is good or bad.

He sings very powerfully and energetic. When I searched the internet for a clip of this singer's songs, I did not find much. Dr. Mohammad Esfahani is one of the most prominent domestic singers in Iran, and now, despite the fact that his work in Television has been somehow restricted for some political reasons, his voice is still heartwarming. He is not an ordinary traditional or pop singer and being a student of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, made him super famous.

The Jubilation Of Stars | A Look Inside Iran Through The Lens of Television

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Esfahani

 

Here, let's take a look at one of the films on Iranian television and see Iran through the lens of television. Actors who have to pretend to like hijab! Of course, almost 50% of Iranian society is still committed to this lifestyle. Maybe less or maybe more! Nobody knows the exact number. No one dares to take a real survey and if they do no one would give real answers because they are scared!. So, in the end, people are living in a mixed society and at least some of them have to pretend … Who knows how many!!!

The Jubilation Of Stars | A Look Inside Iran Through The Lens of Television

Because according to Iran official TV, everyone lives like this here. But it is not true… 

 

Song:  Ghoghaye Setaregan  (The Jubilation of Stars)

Singer: Mohammad Isfahani

Movie: Khoda Nazdik Ast (God Is Close!)

 

The Jubilation Of Stars | A Look Inside Iran Through The Lens of Television

 

Lyric

 

Tonight; I have a mania in my head…

Tonight; I have a light in my heart…

 

Once again tonight; I am at the top of the skies

With God’s permission, I am among the stars

 

Tonight; All over, enthusiasm and passion…

As if I am far away from this world  

 

I fly with joy, to reach the heavens

And sing the hymn of existence;

In the company of heavenly maidens

 

In the heavens; I'm making a fuss!

Drinking and breaking!

 

Tonight; All over, enthusiasm and passion…

As if I am far away from this world  

 

conversing with the Moon & Parvin (Pleiades);

But still looking for my own beautiful moon (Love)

 

These nights are keeping me alive!

And alleviating my pains!

 

I dance with the moon & the Venus

I’m out of it; completely infatuated!

A joyful song is on my lips!

 

Tonight; All over, enthusiasm and passion…

As if I am far away from this world  

 

Tonight; I have a mania in my head…

Tonight; I have a light in my heart…

Tonight; I have a mania in my head…

Tonight; I have a light in my heart…

 

 

 

 

 

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Melina Mehr
Melina Mehr

I'm a freelance writer, passionate about, music, books and nature.


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