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    Aldoush & The Human Exchange

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Ride lyrics
    2Truth In Chains lyrics
    3The Call lyrics
    4Simple Man lyrics
    5Journey To Jaffar lyrics
    6This Life lyrics
    7Living In The City lyrics
    8Lady Of Mexico lyrics
    9My Private Storm lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    This Life [1999]
    Desire To Fly [2007]
    The Child Within [1992]
    4Rain And Dust [2001]


    Aldoush started singing when he was sixteen and picked up the guitar at age twenty-two. His playing was entirely Western and had no connection to his native music; he didn't truly begin to understand Persian music until after he left Iran in 1978.

    In 1987 he returned home. Upon entering Iran he became a child within a dreamland. He was drenched in a waterfall of beautiful music and culture that had been invisible to him during my youth. A myriad of positive changes occurred while he was there, and his musical perspective changed dramatically after his visit. He then moved to Northern California, and his changing vision began to coalesce and expand. He was finally living in an area that was a hotbed for a growing world music scene and contained the musicians who could be sympathetic to his artistic vision, and he formed the Human Exchange.

    In this era, he worked with Koorosh Angali, one of his close friends from his teen years. Strong friendship and spiritual connection between them resulted in a collaboration of Aldoush's musicianship, producer ship, and beautiful melodies coupled with poetic and conscious lyrics of Koorosh, resulting the birth of "The Child Within".

    Aldoush creates an exotic new sound, combining ancient Iranian village music with Persian lyrics written in contemporary poetic forms. In 1992 he wrote "The Child Within" album which was released on a pioneer record label in World Music - X DOT 25 Music in Emeryville, California. This album was the winner of the San Francisco Weekly 1993 Wammies Award for best World Music album of the year. He dedicated this record to the children of the world- "the greatest treasures".

    Aldoush's arrangements blend traditional Iranian classical folk melodies and rhythms with Western harmonies rooted in jazz and classical styles. Never before has Persian music been brought to the West with such creativity and innovation which is the result of his present awareness of both Persian and Western styles of music, and working towards bringing these vastly different cultures together has been his goal.

    In 1999 he released his 2nd album on X DOT 25 Music, "This Life" which is a collection of music he worked on for 25 years with English lyrics. This album includes Aldoush's rendition of the classic Moody Blues "Night in White Satin". Consequently in 2001 he released "Rain and Dust" his 3rd album on X DOT 25 Music, which is a collection of Persian songs with electric guitars. In this album he included his rendition of the Persian classic song, "Gole Yakh" and again another Moody Blues classic, "Melancholy Man". This album has 2 songs in English and the rest in Persian. It closes with his epic song: "People Aren't For Sale".

    Aldoush moved back to his homeland in 2001 and spend time with people there. While there he co-created a new album "Desire To Fly" with one of his old friends Davood Ajir. This album was in development and production for nearly 5 years and finally it was released in 2007. In 2007 he moved to south of France, where he now writes music for radio and also performs live with Davood.

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