Remembering Fereydoun Farrokhzad

Aug 31, 2019


Welcome to La Historia Society's pride event, where we come together to remember the extraordinary artist, Fereydoun Farrokhzad. In this event, we pay tribute to his remarkable life, delve into his achievements, and celebrate the lasting impact he had on the community and society. Join us as we commemorate his legacy and honor his contributions.

Early Life and Background

Fereydoun Farrokhzad, born on August 7, 1938, in Tehran, Iran, was a multitalented individual. He ventured into various artistic domains, including music, poetry, hosting TV shows, and acting. With his charismatic personality and unique artistic flair, Fereydoun captivated audiences not only in Iran but also worldwide.

Musical Career

Farrokhzad's musical journey began at a young age when he discovered his passion for singing and songwriting. His soulful voice resonated with listeners, and he soon became one of Iran's most beloved vocalists. Fereydoun's innovative approach to blending traditional Persian music with elements of Western music set him apart from his contemporaries.

His breakthrough came with the release of his album "Haram." The album, released in 1969, featured his iconic song "Hamsafar," a poignant love ballad that touched the hearts of millions. Fereydoun continued to produce numerous albums, each showcasing his artistic growth and evolution.

TV and Radio Hosting

In addition to his musical achievements, Farrokhzad's charismatic persona led him to host popular television and radio shows. His ability to connect with people on a personal level made him a household name and a beloved figure in Iranian media. Through these platforms, he provided a voice to the voiceless, highlighted social issues, and nurtured a sense of community.

Acting and Poetry

Fereydoun's creative endeavors extended beyond music and hosting. He also ventured into acting and poetry, further showcasing his versatility as an artist. His performances on the big screen and his thought-provoking poetry collections garnered critical acclaim and further solidified his influential presence in the artistic realm.

Legacy and Impact

Fereydoun Farrokhzad's impact on the community and society was profound and continues to resonate to this day. His artistic vision, social activism, and promotion of cultural heritage left an indelible mark on Iranian art and culture.

As an openly gay artist, Fereydoun challenged societal norms and advocated for LGBTQ+ rights. In a time when such discussions were rarely heard, he spoke candidly about love, identity, and acceptance. His fearlessness in expressing his true self became an inspiration for many marginalized individuals.

Farrokhzad's Humanitarian Efforts

Throughout his life, Fereydoun actively supported various humanitarian causes. He was involved in advocating for children's rights, fighting poverty, and raising awareness about mental health issues. His genuine care for the well-being of others made him an admired figure not just within the artistic community but amongst all those who recognized the importance of compassion.

Join Us at La Historia Society's Pride Event

We invite you to join La Historia Society's pride event as we commemorate Fereydoun Farrokhzad's life and legacy. This event serves as a platform for us to honor his contributions, celebrate his artistry, and foster a sense of inclusivity within the community. Through music, poetry, conversations, and shared experiences, we aim to keep Fereydoun's spirit alive for generations to come.

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Prepare to be captivated by stunning musical performances, engaging panel discussions, and interactive art displays. La Historia Society takes great pride in showcasing the diversity of talent within our community, and this event promises to be a celebration of the rich cultural heritage that Fereydoun Farrokhzad cherished.


Fereydoun Farrokhzad was a multifaceted artist whose influence transcended borders and touched the hearts of many. La Historia Society's pride event serves as a testament to his lasting legacy, encapsulating his immense talent, courage, and unwavering commitment to artistic expression and social progress.

Join us as we remember Fereydoun Farrokhzad, celebrate his life, and continue the pursuit of a more inclusive and accepting society. Together, we can ensure that his impact resonates for generations to come.