Azam Ali
World Fusion Singer
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 3.11.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM

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In a career that has spanned over a decade and includes ten collaborative and solo albums, Azam Ali has confirmed her place as being one of the most prolific, versatile and gifted singers on the world music stage today. Her dedication to defy cultural specificity in music, and her unwillingness to settle into one form of musical expression have earned her the respect of both her peers and critics worldwide.

Azam Ali was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in India from the age of four in the beautiful small town of Panchgani, a hill station in the state of Maharashtra. There she attended an international co-educational boarding school for eleven years, all the while absorbing Indiaís music and culture throughout her formative years. The course Azam would eventually choose in her life would be very much influenced by her fortuitous upbringing in a school which emphasized the importance of the arts and spirituality, and aimed through moral and academic excellence to produce promoters of social transformation imbued with the spirit of service to mankind. It is this objective that would take shape in Azamís music in the coming years.

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