Ahdieh (Ahdieh Badiee) (born 1950) is a Persian singer.
Life an career
Ahdieh began her musical career, when she was 8, in her hometown in Tehran,the capital of Iran, performing in a Children’s radio program. Praised by her mother,who recognized her daughter’s sweet and strong voice, Ahdieh’s musical career would take her to the five continents throughout her adulthood.She sang around 150 songs for that Children’s radio program.
By the age of 15, and during the next 10 years, she had become one of Iran’s prominent singers. Her songs were played on different radio and TV programs. She also often sang in movies as voice-overs of the main actresses, as Forouzan, Azar Shiva,
Pouri Banayi, Katayoun, Faranak Mirghahhari, Fariba Khatami, Marjan among others.
Through that way, she also collaborated with many movie directors as Iraj Ghaderi, Esmail Koushan, Mahmoud Koushan, Muhammad Ali Fardin, Siamak Yasami, Amir Shervan, Mehdi Zhvrk, Mehdi Missaghieh, Esmail, Riahi,Shapour Gharib, Reza Fazeli,
Nosratollah Vahdat and Jamshid Sheybani. During this time, Ahdieh also studied music in private classes of Tehran’s music conservatory as well as working towards her degree in accounting.
There were also many famous Iranian music composers who wrote musical pieces for different Iranian radio programs which were sang by Ahdieh. Among these composers, the most famous are the followings:
For Gholha Radio Program: Javad Maroufi, Mehdi Khaledi, Homayoun Khorram, Mohammad Mirnaghibi, Farhad Fakhreddini. For movies and popular songs: Anoushiravan Rohani, Ataollah Khorram,
Hossein Samadi, Hossein Vaseghi, Javad Lashgari, Manouchehr Lashgari, Hassan Youssef Zamani, Akbar Mohseni, Emad Ram, Amir Pazouki, and many others.
Among the poets who wrote lyrics for Ahdieh’s songs, the following may be highlighted: Rahi Moayeri, Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Simin Behbahani, Bijan Taraghi, Homa Mirafshar, Nayyer Sina, Turaj Negahban, Shamsa, Mohammad Ali
Shirazi, Nizam Fatemi, Abulghassim Halat, among others.
By the age of 19, she was sent on behalf the Gholha Program, of Iran Radio, accompanied by Abdul-Vahhab Shahidi, to participate and perform in the International Festival held in Shiraz, known as “Shiraz`s Feast of Art”. This event was arranged by
the Queen of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, who also attended there. International renown artists were invited to participate on that Festival as well, among which was the famous violonist Yahoudi Menohin.
Despite being famous in her youth, she served for two years in the military, a requirement for youth at that time. Although the government had a list of people that they would exclude from this service, she was not included on that list, for they viewed
her as a good role model to other youth.
Ahdieh specially desired to share with the people of all countries, as much as her capacities and talents allowed her, the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, which promotes worldwide unity. This motivation inspired her to leave her fame behind and to go to
Spain. So, in 1976, she decided to move to Spain as a Baha’i pioneer. By taking this new step in her life, Ahdieh showed that she could love her country while still having a love for the whole world.
When Ahdieh leaved Iran she was 25 years old and during her musical activities in Iran as a Persian singer she had sung above 1,000 different songs, for Radio and movies, which was an uncomparable record with other Iranian singers, for the time being.
Moving to Spain was a benediction which prevented Ahdieh’s persecution during Islam Republic coming to power. Her name was on a list of people to be executed, because of her Baha’i songs and Baha’i activities.
While in Iran she had traveled a lot overseas, but since 1976 she traveled throughout the five continents, participating in National as well as in International events and conferences. Regardless of the type of accommodations or transportation,
she also ventured to distant and remote places, even to the depths of the Amazon as well as to many African countries, to collaborate with philanthropic organizations to promotes their aims.
Accepting invitations for performing did not depend on whether or not she was known in a place, because her sole purpose was to serve mankind through her music and art.
In 1979, she married and in the following years had four children, who all share in her musical talents. After having the family, she returned to her goal of travelling throughout the continents, accompanied sometimes by her children, specially her son
who plays piano.
During the time she has been in Spain, she has made many musical productions and new albums, and some Baha’i productions as prayers, Tablets, songs and also some special productions for children. (in video, cassette tape, CDs and DVDs) .
At the present time, she continues with her international travels, preparing music productions, performing concerts worldwide and audiovisual programs for children. She is also collaborating with various organizations, which focus are on universal education,
equality of men and women, peace, and unity.
NEW RELEASED ALBUMS :
Be yad e anrouzhaa
Ba man az eshgh begu
Shirin labe yar
Raz o Niaz
Tablets of Baha’u’llah
Productions for children:
Hediye Ahdieh be bachehaye aziz
Ghesseye eshegh i Khoda be adama
Voices of the Children
La voz de los niños
Tender flowers of the Divine Springtime
AHDIEH’S MOST FAMOUS MUSICS and SONGS:
Shahzadeh, Soltan ghalbhaa, Baz amadi, fereshtehaa, khaterkha, Ussa karim, Eshghi ke
zendegime, Bia bia, Kimiyaye mohabbat, Emrouz o farad, Neshouni, Iran, Man ham
gerye kardam. Kouli, Hargez hargez. Ashegh Shodam man