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Music: Sepideh Raissadat, Ze Farvardin

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Born in Tehran, Iran in 1980, Sepideh Raissadat is an Iranian classical singer. Sepideh began studying Radif (the Repertoire of the Persian classical music) at the age of 9 with the famous Persian singer Ms. Parissa.

Her first album was recorded when she was 18, thanks to Ostad Parviz Meshkatian. This was the first time a female vocalist was singing in duet in Iran, after the Revolution of 1979, while they could only sing in choirs.

After she finished her B.A. in Painting, she moved to Italy to pursue her artistic education. She graduated in Musicology majoring in Ethnomusicology from the University of Bologna.

While in Italy, she was invited by the Vatican and different Italian TV channels and performed as a soloist with one of the oldest Italian choirs. She also performed with the most well known Italian musicians such as Franco Battiato, Andrea Parodi, etc.

Over the past few years, she has academically researched the pre-Islamic ancient Persian music. Currently her major research area is focused on Sassanid music.

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