Passed away

The Kurdish Globe - - WEATHER/ NEWS -

He was renowned for his duet song he sang al­most two decades ago with the doe-eyed Sha­hen Tal­a­bani. Ru­mors spread among people that the mem­o­rable "Sabri Gyan" song cre­ated an af­fair be­tween the two singers. Ka­mandi, of course, de­nied such things.

Ka­mandi worked with Ka­mars Band for sev­eral years to pro­mote the tra­di­tional Kur­dish mu­sic. He al­ways thought that the Kur­dish mu­sic should be pre­sented as pure Kur­dish and the young gen­er­a­tion should never im­i­tate the Turk­ish, Per­sian or Arab singers.

Abasi Ka­mandi, who is con­sid­ered one of the masters of the Kur­dish folk mu­sic, was born in 1952 in the Kur­dish city of Sina in western Iran. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a di­ploma de­gree, he was not able to con­tinue study­ing due to fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties. He got mar­ried when he was 22 years old and has three daugh­ters and a son.

He worked for al­most 35 years at the Sina Voice Ra­dio Chan­nel. He recorded more than 150 songs since the be­gin­ning of his singing ca­reer at the age of 25. He de­cided not to re­lease new al­bums in the past few years be­cause of the un­rea­son­able pro­duc­tion costs. His last song was “Kizhi Lade” which was re­leased in 2013.

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