Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian artist and poet
Shahyar Ghanbari, is an Iranian modernist poet, singer, songwriter, composer, and filmmaker. He is the founder of the Iranian New Wave songwriting. Shahyar has written hundreds of innovative lyrics for major Iranian singers and his original and unique lyrics are indeed the principal reason for the success of singers such as Farhad, Googoosh and Dariush. Singing in Persian, English, and French, Shahyar Ghabari has also released 11 solo albums by which he has earned not only critical praise but also massive popular attention that places him in a situation almost unique in the Iranian cultural scene.