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Farhad Darya

Background information
Birth name Farhad Darya Nasher
Born September 22, 1962 (1962-09-22) (age 44)
Flag of Afghanistan Gozargaah, Afghanistan
Genre(s) Pop
Classical music
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer
Instrument(s) Harmonium & Guitar
Years active 1988Present
Label(s) Various

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Farhad 'Darya' Nasher (Template:DariB, Farhād Daryā), born on September 22, 1962 in Gozargaah, Kabul Province, is a singer and composer from Afghanistan. Widely popular, he has earned affection for not only his music but also patriotism. He has fan base that stretches from his native Afghanistan to Quetta to Europe to USA and extending into Australia. Farhad sings in various languages including: Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, and Hindi.[1] is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kabul is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... Defence of the fatherland is a commonplace of patriotism: The statue in the courtyard of École polytechnique, Paris, commemorating the students involvement in defending France against the 1814 invasion of the Coalition. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Persian (Local names: فارسی Fârsi or پارسی Pârsi)* is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well as by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Pashto (پښتو; also known as Afghan, Pushto, Pashto, Pashtoe, Pashtu, and Pukhto) is the language spoken by the ethnic Afghan otherwise known as the Pashtun people who inhabit Afghanistan and the Western provinces of Pakistan. ... Hindi ( , Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is the official language of the Union along with English. ...



Farhad's lineage can be traced to the famous Nasher family. He was born in Kunduz to a Pashtun father and a Tajik mother[citation needed]. Farhad lived in this city for the first 17 years of his life, and attended Sher Khan High School (named after his grandfather), where he started his first band, Nayestan (Reed-bed). He later graduated from Habibia High School in Kabul and attended Polytechnic Institute and then subsequently Kabul University. It was while attending Kabul University that Farhad founded his first professional band, Goroh-e-Baran (Rain Band). Initially it was to be called Halqahai Tilayee (Golden Rings) but the newcomers later settled on the former title. The band itself was not largely successful, due in part to its non-traditional music; however, it did acquaint the public with the faces of the member singers: Farhad Darya, Asad Badie, Mukhtar Majid and Jawid Rahie. Still involved in his music career, Farhad continued his studies at the University of Kabul. During this time, he wrote music for other artists under the pseudonym Abr (Cloud). In 1988 , Farhad became a professor at the university and taught Western classical music for a year before leaving for Europe. He also seems to have close connections with the pashtoun tribe called bangash. Lord Nasher and Prince Philip in Kunduz. ... President Celal Bayar, King Zahir and Lord Serwar Nasher inspecting the once world-renown cotton of Kunduz Spinzar factory Kunduz (قندوز) is a city in Afghanistan; the name has also sometimes been rendered as Kûnduz, Qonduz, Qondûz, Konduz, Kondûz, Kondoz, or Qhunduz. ... The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, or ethnic Afghan; in referring to the period of the British Raj or earlier, sometimes Pathan) are an ethnic/religious group of people, living primarily in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India who follow Pashtunwali, their indigenous religion. ... Languages Persian (varieties of Dari and Tajik) Religions Islam (predominantly Sunni) Related ethnic groups Other Iranian peoples Tājīk (Persian: ; UniPers: Tâjik; Cyrillic: ) is a term generally applied to Persian-speaking peoples of Iranian origin living east of Iran. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Kabul University (Pashto: دکابل پوهنتون, Persian: دانشگاه کابل) is located in Kabul, Afghanistan. ... Kabul University (Pashto: دکابل پوهنتون, Persian: دانشگاه کابل) is located in Kabul, Afghanistan. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... Asad Badie (Persian: أسد بديع) is a popular Afghan singer. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... An artist is someone who employs creative talent to produce works of art. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...

After travelling through Prague and Hamburg, Farhad arrived in Paris, where he would meet his future wife Sultana Emam. The two were married in 1993 , and moved to the United States in 1995 , where they still live in the state of Virginia. In 1996 , Farhad's son Hejran Darya was born. Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Location Coordinates Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE6 First Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  755 km² (292 sq mi) Population 1,754,317 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 2,324 /km² (6,018... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Up Until late 1980s

During the 80s, Farhad's focus was his education and his singing profession did not materialize into an established career. Mainly involved with the Rain Band, he was only recognized merely as a single part of a whole group. However, after his emigration from Afghanistan and the dissolution of the group, he embarked on a solo career. A positive step, this proved to be the move that eventually ascended him to international fame. Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s - 130s 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Note: Sometimes 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in different centuries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A memorial statue in Hanko, Finland, commemorating the thousands of emigrants who left the country to start a new life in the United States Emigration is the act of nolan muir the phenomenon of leaving ones native country to settle abroad. ... Dissolution or dissolvetiyny can have the following meanings: Dissolve (song), a song on Gusters album Parachute to crumble into a liquid. ...

1990s to Present

Salam Afghanistan Album

Since Farhad's television debut on Afghanistan's television network in 1980 , he has released over two dozen albums-the acclaimed ones produced in exile-many of which deal with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the resulting misfortunes of the war-torn nation. Most of the music is aimed at helping the people of Afghanistan and bringing unity to Farhad's native country. His 2003 album Salam Afghanistan, specifically, dealing with themes of national unity became an overnight hit. These efforts have earned him much acclaim and the title of Best Singer of the Year in his country, and most recently in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image File history File links Farhaddaryay. ... Image File history File links Farhaddaryay. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ... A Soviet soldier on guard in Afghanistan in 1988. ... Copenhagen (IPA: or ; Danish: IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city. ...

He has sung songs in various Afghan dialects, as well as in Uzbeki and Hindi-Urdu. Farhad Darya started playing Afghan and Indian classical music since 1978. He intends to expand his knowledge in this domain as much as possible. Most of Darya's vocal exercises are in accordance with the rules of Afghan-Indo classical music.[2] Uzbek (O‘zbek tili in Latin script, Ўзбек тили in Cyrillic script) is an Eastern Turkic language and the official language of Uzbekistan. ... // The Relationship between Hindi, Urdu, and Hindustani/Hindi-Urdu Hindustani (or the Hindustani language) is a term used by linguists to describe a closely related series of languages or dialects stretching across the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. ... The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Hindu tradition, the Vedas. ... Hindustani Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition that took shape in northern India in the 13th and 14th centuries AD from existing religious, folk, and theatrical performance practices. ...



Farhad has been credited to write, compose, organize, and direct numerous songs for various other Afghan singers. Along his entertainment involvements, Farhad has also been involved in philanthropy work, especially for the disadvantaged victims of the Afghan Civil War. He is known to be highly patriotic and this has contributed to the growing popularity of the singer. His recent album Salam Afghanistan (سلام افغانستان) is a reflection of the nostalgia for his homeland. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Patriotism is a feeling of love and devotion to ones own homeland (patria, the land of ones fathers). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A homeland is the concept of the territory to which one belongs; usually, the country in which a particular nationality was born. ...


  • Additional Score and Song: Through Her Eyes (2006) By Mithaq Kazimi
  • Background Music: In Foreign Land (در سرزمين بيگانه) (1998)

In Foreign Land is a 2004 American-made Afghan film. ...


Afghanistan: Best Singer of the Year (2003)
Denmark: Best Singer of the Year (2005)


Salam Afghanistan Tour (2003)
  • Released in Afghanistan
    • Yaare Bewafaa (یار بی وفا)
    • Rahe Rafta (راه رفته)
    • Afghan Folk Music (محلي)
    • Zaro Jane (زارو جانه)
    • Baran (باران)
    • Ghazal (غزل)
    • Bolbole Awara (بلبل آواره)
    • Mazdeegar (مازديگر)
    • Bazme Ghazal (غزل بزمي)
    • Mehrbaani (مهربان)
  • Released Abroad
    Salam Afghanistan Tour (2003)
    • Begum Jan (بگم جان)
    • Teri Soorat (तेरी सूरत تیرِی صورت)
    • Ateschparcha (آتش پرچه)
    • Afghanistan (افغانستان)
    • Live In San Francisco (كنسرت سانفرآنسييسكو)
    • Shakar (شكر)
    • In Foreign Land (در سرزمين بيگانه)
    • Live In Europe (كنسرت اروپا)
    • Qabila-e-Ashiq (قبلة عاشق)
    • Golom Golom (گلم گلم)
    • Salaam Afghanistan (سلام افغانستان)

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  1. ^ Afghan Lyrics: Farhad Darya
  2. ^ The Official Website of Farhad Darya: News

External links

  • Official Website of Farhad Darya
  • Darya's World - Official Fansite
  • eAfghans - Farhad Darya
  • Farhad Darya Songs

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Farhad 'Darya' Nasher (born September 22, 1962 in Gozargaah, Kabul province of Afghanistan) is a world renowned Afghan singer.
Farhad is of the Nasher family of Kunduz.
In 1996, Farhad's son Hejran Darya was born.
The Official Website of Farhad Darya (3042 words)
Farhad Darya is a pioneer of committed and devoted music in Afghanistan: music committed to new ways of expression and devoted to human causes.
Farhad Darya was one of the very few Afghan musicians to break from the traditional structure of composition, orchestration, and vocal characterization.
Farhad Darya is the first Afghan musician to have come home from the West after the current socio-political developments in Afghanistan, and he has started to motivate and inspire the era of music in Afghanistan by founding Music Village, a large center for the rehabilitation and preservation of Afghan music in Kabul.
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