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Shahin & Sepehr

Shahin Shahida and Sepehr Haddad were friends long before they joined forces as a new age duo. Guitar player Shahida and keyboard player Haddad, both of Iranian descent, became acquainted when they were both enrolled in Iran's International School of Tehran. Despite their age difference -- Shahida was a lowly seventh grader and Haddad was a lofty upperclassman in the tenth grade -- music drew them together. Like teenagers everywhere, parties were a popular pastime for the youths. Once a week, the pair could be found entertaining classmates with covers of "Stairway to Heaven" and other popular songs of the times, despite their lack of classical training. The two men share an Iranian heritage and their musical abilities and styles complement each other, but their backgrounds are diverse. Haddad was born in the U.S. capital, while Shahida is a native of Iran and attended elementary school in Austria. After leaving the International School of Tehran in 1975, Haddad headed to California, where he became an agriculture student at U.C. Davis. He spent his evenings ensconced in the region's coffeehouses, performing covers of songs made popular by Cat Stevens and Jethro Tull. Upon graduation, he headed back to Washington, where he again teamed musically with his old friend Shahida. As for Shahida, he left Iran for the U.S. two years after Haddad did and landed in Washington, D.C., at American University, where he studied finance. Inspired by the likes of Santana and Eric Clapton, he played in a couple of rock groups. He spent four years in a band called Amsterdam before moving on to the group Feast or Famine. During his years with Amsterdam, he opened for Angela Bofill and Spyro Gyra. The music of Shahin & Sepehr was employed by the Barbara Bush Literacy Campaign and Brazilian soccer players adopted it for practices. The duo proceeded to make a demo and Washington radio station WLLT gave the songs plenty of air time. ~ Linda Seida
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Shahin & Sepehr

  1.   Song
  2.   Natasha featuring Sepehr
  3.   Ferdowsi in Love
  4.   Through Your Eyes
  5.   Cuban Sky featuring Sepehr
  6.   Cante Kian
  7.   More of You
  8.   La Fortuna
  9.   Clouds Over Rio
  10.   Melting Heart
  11.   Jakarta
  12.   Return to Jakarta
  13.   Fellow Travelers
  14.   The Journey Back
  15.   No Souvenirs
  16.   Return to Manhattan
  17.   Wild World
  18.   Manhattan Matador
  19.   Letters from Vienna
  20.   Golestan Interlude
  21.   Body & Soul featuring Sepehr
  22.   Persia featuring Sepehr
  23.   Middle of the Night by Sepehr
  24.   Yasmine by Sepehr
  25.   Florian's Cafe
  26.   Soul Mate
  27.   Cafe L.A.
  28.   Ode to a Friend (For Firouzeh)
  29.   Nostalgia
  30.   Beyond Zagros
  31.   A Persian Secret
  32.   Norooz
  33.   Tears of Fire featuring Sepehr
  34.   Danube
  35.   Midnight in Madrid
  36.   Pictures of Lily
  37.   Feeling Good Love featuring Sepehr
  38.   Nature Boy
  39.   Road to Shiraz
  40.   Leave It All Behind
  41.   Three Faces - Common Ground
  42.   Echoes of Persia
  43.   East/West Highway
  44.   Good Night Moon
  45.   The Last Goodbye
  46.   Reunion
  47.   East/West Highway East/West Highway
  48.   Mediterranean Dream featuring Sepehr
  49.   Call from Kashan
  50.   One Passion Dance
  51.   Skyline Drive
  52.   Midnight at the Basilica
  53.   October Moon
  54.   One Thousand & One Nights (Prelude) featuring Sepehr
  55.   Lost Words

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