Googoosh and her sister
Posted by Pendar on December 12, 2022
Googoosh was born Faegheh Atashin in 1951 on Sarcheshmeh Street, in an old part, to Azerbaijani immigrant parents from the former Soviet Union. When she was two, they separated. Because of her father’s profession – he was an acrobat and an entertainer – she grew accustomed to the stage early on, and was part of his act until she was three. She began doing impersonations of some of the singers of the time. When her father discovered this talent, he put her on stage. She has been on stage as a paid professional since she was three. She had one brother who, at the age of 24, was struck by heart rheumatism and passed away. She has three half-brothers on her father’s side and a brother and sister on her mother’s side.
A singer is someone who vocalizes musical sounds with tone and pitch, and uses his or her own voice to produce music. Singers may sing solo or in a group, and are oftentimes accompanied by instrumental music. The physical act of singing occurs as air passes through the larynx, throat, and mouth, and it’s interesting to note that vocal resonation in singing involves seven areas of the human body: chest, tracheal tree, larynx, pharynx, oral cavity, nasal cavity, and the sinuses. The history of singing goes back to the earliest recordings of mankind (as early as 800 B.C.), and songs are believed to have been used even before the development of modern languages. In western culture, singers were often restricted to only singing in churches until the fourteenth century. The rise of operas and performances thereafter laid the groundwork for today’s professional singers.
A singer is an artist or performer who crafts a vocal song using various techniques and training. Singers often practice daily and will hire professional voice coaches to help them hone their craft. Singers may write their own music or sing music written by others. In addition to singing, singers may work as music teachers or voice coaches. Professional singers have typically had a lot of training, are highly talented, and have an excellent ear for identifying tone and pitch. They also possess a certain level of natural singing ability including a wide vocal range or pleasant vocal resonation. Singers often freelance and are contracted on a per job basis, either as a singer or as a consultant or judge in singing competitions.