Friday, April 04, 2008

Iman

It is with the greatest joy that I share with all of you the news of the birth of my son, Iman Ali Torkian. He was born on January 3rd, 2008. It rained that day and for a few days after following a huge dry spell which I took as a fortuitous sign. I have been so fortunate in recent years. In 2003 I married my beloved friend of 17 years, my musical partner and soul mate Loga Ramin Torkian in Panchgani, India where I was raised and lived for eleven years. Now with this added blessing Iman has brought I am experiencing renewed meaning and enormous elevation in my existence.

I have spent much of my life unwaveringly devoted to generating positivity through my music. This has been my greatest act of worship. I have great admiration for those who work hard in life especially when it is done in the form of service. It is this belief system within which I endeavor to raise my son.

I became pregnant in April of 2007 while on tour with Niyaz in New Mexico. We continued to tour until July traveling to Mexico and Europe so Iman is already quite familiar with the hectic life of musicians. As soon as we returned from Europe we began working on Nine Heavens, the new album. It is futile for me to attempt to articulate with words the experience of feeling a life grow inside of me while creating a new body of work. It was nothing short of a miraculous experience. All I can say is that a great amount of love and passion was poured into Nine Heavens making it for obvious reasons my most treasured body of work.

There are certain experiences in life which alter our perception and change us forever. The death of my mother in 2002 was one such experience and presently the birth of my son. More than ever, I now feel this overwhelming sense of obligation to help make this world a place I would want my child to grow up in. More than ever, I have a purpose.

Azam Ali

28 Comments:

Blogger escrutador said...

Congratulations Azam!

You're a woman that will raise a beatufil child with all the love and inspiration.

Thank you for you voice, your music and your words.

9:17 PM  
Blogger PeopleLikeMyself said...

congratulations!

he's a very lucky boy to have such a loving mother.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MashaAllah, I'm sure that with the birth of your child your work will be even more filled with pure energy, beauty and meaning.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Dear mrs. Ali,

Congratulations on your newborn son!

I've just discovered your music just yesterday. I must say: it is incredibly beautiful. Thank you very much.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Ali Akbar Panahi said...

سلام خانم اعظم علی
تولد ایمان رو تبریک می گم
و بدونین که صدای جادویی شما باعث میشه من بفهمم که گاهی اوقات یک آهنگ چقدر می تونه روح و روان آدم رو تعالی بده.
تشکر می کنم به خاطر اینکه با وجود به دنیا اومدن ایمان باز هم دارید روی آلبوم جدیدتون کار می کنید و مطمئنم ایمان به زودی به داشتن یک همچین مادر فداکاری افتخار خواهد کرد ;)

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Azam,

I am pregnant with my first child and am looking forward to the joy you must now be experiencing. I am very happy for you.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous broken mystic said...

Congratulations Mrs. Ali! Thank you for sharing your God-gifted talent and beautiful soul with all of us. Your music has been a huge inspiration for me and I hope to see you in concert some day :)

May you be blessed with Eternal Beauties.

Take good care,

-- Broken Mystic

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

سلام
تبریکات بنده را پذیرا باشید.
چه اسم زیبا و با معنایی را انتخاب نموده اید.
امید که "ایمان" مایهء سرافرازی شماو همسر گرامیتان شود.
یا حق


دلنوشت

3:19 AM  
Anonymous nathan said...

Congratulations!! What a blessing! Oh, how your music has raised my spirits these many years - i wish you both every good thing in raising little Iman. i'm very excited over the upcoming album - congrats there too- i wonder which song will move to tears on this one!! i hope i get a chance to see you live someday.
-N

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

! Best wishes Azam , from Russia ! Give your milk to your son as long as possible ! So he will grow strong and beautifull .

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Marjan said...

Congratulation Dear Azam!
May God Bless You All!

Kisses
Marjan

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yey!

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings to you and your family.
I have just found your music,it fills my soul.
Bright blessings, heather.x

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Ronan said...

Wonderful news Azam and Loga
He will write poems full of vision and mystery and sing and wish peace and love upon our world like your music does

placing my order for Nine heavens now

eternal wishes

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blessed event. My Sameera, our first and only child, was born to my wife Sunaina and I this past November. Yes, words are truely inadequate. My wife and I were married in Pune 4 years ago, we honeymooned in Mahabaleshwar and Panchghani just after monsoon. It was/is a wonderful experience that will probably never leave me, along with my assistance in getting my stubborn daughter out of her mothers womb! All blessings to your family and to the continued transmission of Love through your art. -Sam

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Kursad said...

Congratulations!!
He will be a good musician like his mother and his father.I know his iq will be great because listening such beautiful voice inside must be peaceful and exciting.He will be very clever and maybe in 20 years he will have an album for our children :)
Wish to listen more of your music.Thank you very much for these gorgeous songs :)
Greetings from Turkey :)

11:37 AM  
Anonymous ehsan.olian said...

سلام
با آرزوی خوشبختی و بهروزی .

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Arash said...

congratulations! This is just great for .

I've listened to your musics and Voice for a long time and I am in love with them .
I'm going to write a review of you new Album and others in The Biggest Iranian Music Forum in near feature. Its a pleasure for me.

Be happy all the time

8:40 AM  
Blogger A'nen Sedjet said...

Em hotep,

Blessings to your child and his family.

A'nen

9:54 AM  
Blogger Marco said...

I've heard your music in many places, but never knew who the artist was. Today was the lucky day I decided to look things up and found myself browsing your website. I'd like to congratulate you and your husband on bringing a new child into this world and into what seems like the perfect home for a newborn. I'm sure both of your musical genius is passed on to him, so his name is something to watch out for in years to come!

Thanks for all the great music and for showing some of us lost souls that there are still those who work hard to help bring some answers to what feels like a world of unknowns.

Cheers and best of luck. Hope to see you perform live here in Canada.
Marco

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your music and am tanking you for making it.
Congratulations on your son’s birth, may happiness and health and fortunes be with him and you at all time.
Shahrad Mavandadi

8:59 AM  
Blogger Gossamyrrh said...

Congratulations on your blessings!

I just re-discovered you through an NPR interview- I've been listening to Vas for years, and I'm excited that there is new material on the way!

7:20 AM  
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11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... just wanted to say 3 things:

1.Congratulations for your kid!
2.The link in your site http://www.azamalimusic.com/main.php is written azamalimusic.com.blogspot.com (2x .com) instead of the correct adress, that is, azamalimusic.blogspot.com (1x .com)
3.How can i find the lyrics that you sing? I cant find them in your site!

Thanks for your great music and voice!

Victor Westmann

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your voice is like The Angel covering us all with the blanket of Tranquility !

Again, The Angel kindles the Fire of Purity the Ember of which glows faintly somewhere down there in us all !

Sometimes The Angel makes us wander all in oblivion ! To find ourselves it seems !

The Angel sings the lullaby to the trembling heart which wont sleep !

Such is the power of You !
That comes in communion with The High !
The Power that is felt when you sing !

Blessed is the Child that comes forth from you !
Blessed is the man who makes your family complete !
Blessed is you who has such an enigmatic voice !

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few words from a worthless wretched being whose mind roams like a vagabond to a many spheres at moments !
Inspite of knowing your dislike of such an insignificant matter, I give it to you as a token of gratitude to your voice that helps me to .. think more !



LOST AND FOUND

I stand here !

The void encircling him around.
Encompassing the Earth till
The edge, the trees there eying
Over this convict trapped by his
Own delusions !
The hills beyond with the sea at
their feet .. a perfect Confinement !

Such feats of anguish creeps
in him ! He curses those hiding
under the skin and flesh of
The Image .. The Supreme Image !
OH ! Curse them who take shelter
Under the Sacred Temple !
But seeketh nourishment from the
Deepest chasm filled with filth !

But who is he to curse them
When he himself drinks from the
Same Cup of Vile !

Not always he does !
He knows what is in the Cup !
He knows how the Poison works !
He knows not how to stop himself
From savoring a little of the pleasure
Slowly extinguishing the Light inside !

HIS ways are too sardonic !
HE says HE is everywhere !
HE never shows up when he needs HIM
The most !
When his faith falls under his feet !
And The Thirst helps him to take a sip
From The Cup !
When contented and its time for
Realization of what he drank ..
Its all too late !

And there the Sinner repents !

Is HE watching ?
Is HE sleeping ?
Is HE Dead ?

Like all of us
HE is Dead !

The Dark Clouds hover above
So do they sweep him within !
The Trees get furious in his presence !
The Wind rages through the niches
Amongst the hills .. to set him Off his
feet, to get rid of this piece of
Pestilence defiling the Air around !
He listens to the Sea lashing the ground
Beneath with all Her Wrath !

Unable are his feet to carry the weight
This Vulnerable loathed creature
is made of .. in The Supreme Image !
He feels no shame !
He feels no contempt!
Happiness left him ages ago !
Neither is he poignant !
He fears not !
No pain bothers him !

Out of nothing .. He trembles!
He drowses while he shivers !
Slowly slipping out while he sleeps
And feel the Elements around
Scourge all over him !
Throttled inside ..
he wishes to call Aloud !

To whom ?

HE is dead !
So is everyone !

There he falls on the ground !
As if he kneels !

Clad in Invisible robes
They emerge from the waters below
Some leaving Their Trees .. a few leaving
Their dwellings in the Hills ..
They whirl around everywhere !
The turbulence They raise
while They sing and dance !
They sing and dance above him !
The creature down there is dead !
He breathes !
He has no life !
They merry around this
desolate Supreme Image despicable of
his own inequities !
He is crushed !
Crushed to a dot of oblivion !
Its their time to make merry !

They look down .. on him !
They look at each other !

The turbulence stops !
The Circle of existence comes to a halt !

They chose to dance
the other way round !

The Whirl begins the opposite way !
The Drums beaten all around !
Single beat resonating each
of his Heart beat !
One after the other .. the Rhythm
takes pace ! so does his Heart !
The Turbulence outside reaching
His heart .. squeezing off it the Venom
Its unable to cleanse !
They Dance with the Trees !
The Drums beaten harder and faster !
Trees being played upon
As Flutes by the Wind with Them
Spinning round and round !
Echoes percolating his ears .. the
Resonance churning his mind and senses
Off the poisonous Ether breathed by all
The Sacred Images !
Those Silent Voices .. while they sing
And dance ! Whispering to him ..
They sing and dance !
The Drums roar ! The Flutes wont stop !
The Whispers creeping in him !

A Lightning sets a Tree on fire !
The Fire is fed by one after the other !
They swirl around the Fire !
They become ONE with It !

IT makes ITs move towards him ..
While he kneels there !
IT entwines him down from his hold
On the ground .. binding him
in ITs Passion ! IT coils round him
engulfing him .. wrapping him
in ITs Desire !

The Wind ..
The Water ..
The Soil ..
Along with IT ..

The burnt out Light is kindled again !

He gasps !
He stares Above !
The Serpent .. IT has given him the Bite
The Fire of which puts the Venom
Inside him to Flames !

The Trees ..
The Waves ..
The Breeze ..
The Soil ..
All taste the Passion
IT emanates while it pours Life
In him !
while he dances with IT !
while IT and he becomes ONE !



Now he knows ..

HE is alive !

While he dances ..
HE is very much alive ..



In him !


So he lives !


So he dances !

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Priscilla Nand said...

Hi Azam,

Its me Priscilla, wanted to say that it was a pleasure meeting you and your son, he is such an adorable angel! Vaneeth is excited to play with you all tomorrow, I totally love your style of music, its trully refreshing! Thanks for your hospitality, take care and see you all tomorrow! Priscilla

9:44 PM  
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