Soleyman Vaseghi was born in Tehran in 1946 into a family with many generations of involvement with Sufism. His love of music and extraordinary voice were remarkable even from his early years. As a teenager he joined the Opera Choir at Roudaki Hall, which was the beginning of his formal music education. At the age of 20 his performing career began, practicing a wide variety of vocal styles.While he was a student of Sociology at the University of Tehran, he was introduced as "Soley" on National Iranian Radio and Television. In a short time Soley became very famous, as his first songs created an overnight sensation. Soon he began to compose music for himself as well as for other singers. Along with other musicians, after the Revolution in 1979 Soley was prohibited to perform or sing. At that point he began extensive research in literature, poetry and different kinds of music. Before he left Iran in 1986, he produced several "New Age" style albums for international audiences, inspired by the lessons of Sufism and based on the poetry of Rumi, Hafez, Roudaki and Sohrab Sepehri. His albums, "Vaghehe", "The Water" and "The Rainbow" are the results of this journey. He has always been active and very supportive of special events within the Iranian community and The People of The World. Soley joined Lian Ensemble in 2002, initiating his involvement with Persian Classical music. Together they have performed more than a dozen concerts, the most well known being the 2004 fundraising concerts in Los Angeles and San Francisco for the Bam earthquake survivors. Soley lives in Toronto, Canada.

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