Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

ظاهر هویدا
March 19, 2023, 1:00 am
Filed under: Afghanistan

Tu Adjab Balaee / تو هجب بلائی

Muhammed Zahir Howaida / ظاهر هویدا was born in the Waras district of Afghanistan on February 28th, 1945.

Upon graduating high school, Zahir attended the Institute of Theatre and Arts of Kabul and joined the Kabul Armature Orchestra, He earned a scholarship to learn operatic and eastern classical music at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia in 1966. After leaving Moscow in 1972, Zahir spend time in Tehran, Iran. There, he performed the song “Kamar Bareek-e-Man” / “کمر باریک من” which became an instant hit in that country.

Many of Howaida’s songs are political in nature and anti-establishment. He often spoke out against the monarchy and the first president of the Afghan republic, Mohammad Daoud Khan / محمد داود خان. After the fall of the republic of Afghanistan into the hands of the Marxist communist regime, Howaida found many opportunities on National Television and Radio Kabul. He recorded most of his songs during this tenure, hosting a variety of shows on both mediums. After the fall of the communist government, Zahir and his family fled to Hamburg, Germany. He passed away on March 5th, 2012.

Catalog number ۲۸۳ on Pars Record of Iran. No releases date listed.


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