Musicema Awards announces winners

January 6, 2019

TEHRAN – The winners of the 5th Musicema Awards were honored at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Saturday.

The annual event is organized by Musiqi-e Ma, an Iranian website for music news, to honor Iran’s best music productions of the year.

The award for best traditional album went to “Why Now?” by veteran singer Nasser Masudi, while the award for best composer in the traditional music category was presented to Fardin Khalatbari.

“Tragedy of Feridun” (“Ghamnoumeye Fereydoun”) composed by prominent musician Hossein Alizadeh won the award for best dramatic music album.

The award for best pop album was presented to “I Want Nothing but Love” by Alireza Assar and “The Silent Death” by Farshid Arabi won the award for best pop-rock album.

“Navai, the Other One 2” by late Iranian singer and dotar player Gholam-Ali Puratai won the award for best regional music album.

The award for best fusion album was awarded to “Listen from the Beginning”, composed by Bahram Dehqanyar.

Afshin Yadollahi was posthumously honored with the award for best songwriter. He died in a car crash in March 2017.

Instrument maker Ebrahim Qanbari Mehr, soprano singer Pari Zangeneh and veteran vocalist Hossein Khajehamiri (Iraj) were also honored with lifetime achievement awards.

Photo: Veteran singer Hossein Khajehamiri acknowledges the audience after being honored with a lifetime achievement award during the 5th Musicema Awards at Tehran’s Milad Tower on January 5, 2019. (MNA/Mohammad Khodabakhsh)

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