Hani Niroo & Pardis For Children | Songs of Norouz

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Songs of Norouz

by Hani Niroo & Pardis For Children

Songs of Norouz, a beautiful collection of original songs, takes children on a delightful journey to discover Norouz, the Iranian New Year! Learn about the traditions and festivities of Norouz while exploring the joyous melodies and rhythms of Iran!
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Chaharshanbeh Soori
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1:49 album only
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2. Tagh-Tagh
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2:05 album only
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3. Haftseen
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4:09 album only
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4. Sofreh Haftseen
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1:45 album only
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5. Eide Shoma Mobarak
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2:23 album only
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6. Bahaar Oomadeh
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1:57 album only
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7. Sizdah Bedar
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1:52 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Songs of Norouz, a beautiful collection of original songs, takes children on a delightful journey to discover Norouz, the Iranian New Year. This beloved holiday that originated in Persia over 3000 years ago marks the first day of spring and is known for its celebrations and new beginnings (read more on Norouz and its traditions and festivities inside the CD). Composed by the talented musician, educator and vocalist Hani Niroo, Songs of Norouz is the second music album produced and published by Pardis for Children. Similar to Songs of Pardis, this album is a musical exploration of the Persian language and Iranian culture. We hope that through music, children are inspired to embrace the beautiful culture and celebrations of Iran while discovering its joyous melodies, sounds, and rhythms!

Hani Niroo: Vocals
Sara Tavasoli: Clarinet
Andrea Marino: Trumpet
Ardalan Payvar: Accordion
Yasaman Mashhouri: Recorder Flute
Mahan Mirarab: Guitar, Oud
Yahya Alkhansa: Tonbak
Nastaran Kimiavi: Tar
Parisa Kashefi: Kamancheh
Mim Rasouli: Setar

Lyrics by Pooyan Moghaddassi, expect for Chaharshanbeh Soori (Hani Niroo) and Tagh-Tagh (Folk Song)
Composition and Arrangement by Hani Niroo

Recording, Mix and Mastering by Alireza Karimi, in Vienna, Austria

Executive Produced by Sanam Akhlagh
Published by Pardis for Children, Inc.

Illustration and Graphic Design by Elaheh Taherian

Copyright@ 2017 - All Rights Reserved by Pardis for Children, Inc.

Pardis for Children, Inc. is a flourishing community of children and families bonded by the love of celebrating and learning about Iranian culture and the Persian language. Our New York based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offers to the public a wide variety of classes, workshops, and cultural programming. In an effort to fulfill our community’s growing interest, Pardis for Children is also producing original content such as books, audiobooks, music, educational packages, and other media. To read our story and learn more go to www.pardisforchildren.org 


Norouz, or “New Day,” celebrates the first day of Spring and the first day of the new year.  Norouz festivities begin with Chaharshanbeh Suri, a purification rite which is celebrated on the last Tuesday before the New Year. Friends and families gather, create bonfires, and jump over the flames singing “May my paleness by yours and your red glow be mine.”
Iranians ring in the new year at the moment of the equinox, around the Sofreh Haftseen, with family and friends. The Haftseen (the “seven S’s”) represent the main elements of the Sofreh that is set for Norouz in every home; each element symbolizes what we wish for our family and friends in the new year.
The next twelve days are filled with visits between family and friends. As a sign of respect, younger family members begin with visiting their oldest relatives first. On the 13th day, Iranians end the Norouz holiday by celebrating Sizdah Bedar. Family and friends spend the day picnicking outdoors. The younger members of the family make a wish on the sprouts (sabzeh) from the Haftseen, which are then thrown into a river for the wish to come true.

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