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.