Iranian singer and superstar Googoosh comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about her life in music and film, a career that spans six decades. Playfully dubbed “Iran’s Madonna,” Googoosh has performed on the international stage and headlined numerous music festivals alongside such notable artists as Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Charles Aznavour. In addition to the hundreds of songs she recorded as part of an established musical career, she has also appeared in 25 movies.
Tune in Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7 PM (PST) as KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM takes you Center Stage Mark Gordon and special guest Googoosh. Also streaming at kxlu.com
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Farhang Foundation will present Googoosh at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening will feature Googoosh’s most well known and beloved songs, including “Gharibeh Ashena,” “Do Panjereh” and most of the classic hits written and composed by the two legendary songwriters Ardalan Sarfraz and Hassan Shamaizadeh.
“Googoosh is not only a symbol of strength and persistence in Iranian culture, but also an beloved icon for millions of people from all over the world,” explains Alireza Ardekani, Executive Director of Farhang Foundation. “We so admire her career and her achievements, as well as her promotion of Iranian music around the world. It is truly an honor and privilege for us to collaborate with such a legend, especially for this first historic concert at the prestigious Hollywood Bowl.”
Center Stage with Mark Gordon airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and streaming at kxlu.com
About Farhang Foundation:
Farhang Foundation is a nonreligious, nonpolitical and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The Foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The Foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and Shab-e Yalda (Winter Solstice), theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more information visit.farhang.org.