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May 1, 2018
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2018 0512 Googoosh Press


Legendary Iranian pop singer Googoosh returns to Los Angeles on May 12, when she will be the first Iranian artist to headline at the Hollywood Bowl. You can bet that thousands and multi-generations of Los Angeles’s large Persian community will turn out for this extraordinary show. Born in 1950 in Tehran to Iranian Azeri and Azerbaijani parents, Googoosh started singing traditional songs at the age of three after her father put her on stage with his troupe. The much-beloved singer rose to fame in pre-revolutionary Iran in the 1970s, became both a music and fashion icon, and starred in over 25 movies. She was in Los Angeles at the start of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, but felt homesick and returned anyway despite the consequences—she would not be allowed to perform for over 20 years. Her music, along with that of many popular artists, was banned by the theocratic regime. She finally took to the stage again in 2000 under Mohammed Khatami’s presidency, and was allowed to tour outside of Iran. A feature-length documentary, Googoosh: Iran’s Daughter, was released that same year. Click HERE for tickets and information.

Here's a clip from the documentary: