ADIEU MARZIEH: Persian Diva's Funeral at Auvers Sur Oise (VOA)


ADIEU MARZIEH: Persian Diva's Funeral at Auvers Sur Oise (VOA)
by Darius Kadivar

Marzieh died in Paris on 13 October 2010, aged 86, from cancer. Buried next to her daughter, the Persian Diva rests at Auvers Sur Oise cemetary where Painter Vincent Van Gogh is also buried. Surrounded by an escort of MKO Members and leadership ( Maryam Rajavi and Massoud Rajavi) who saluted the procession, Marzieh was buried amidst and emotional outburst by fans and family alike.


VOA Report on the Funeral:

Her Last Concert and Farwell to the Public Stage took place at L'Olympia the most prestigious theater in Paris:



Ashraf o-Sadat Mortezaie, known professionally as Marzieh (1924 – 13 October 2010) was a Tehran-born singer of Persian traditional music.]

Marzieh started her career in the 1940s at Radio Tehran and cooperated with some of the greatest 20th century Persian songwriters and lyricists like Ali TajvidiParviz YahaghiHomayoun KhorramMoeini Kermanshahi and Bijan Taraghi. Marzieh, alongside of Persian traditional works, also cooperated with Farabi Orchestre, conducted by Morteza Hannaneh, one of the pioneers of Persian symphonic music in the 1960s and 1970s.

After the Islamic Revolution of 1979 she no longer appeared onstage and eventually would leave her homeland in the 1990s due to the political repression. She joined the Mujaheddin-e Khalq organisation (MKO).

Soon after she left Iran, she performed several concerts in Los Angeles, California and Royal Albert Hall (London) in 1993, 1994 and 1995. The Paris-based composer Mohammad Shams and the tar soloist Hamid-Reza Taherzadeh were the main musicians who worked with Marzieh in exile.


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Azarin Sadegh

For me, she was already dead!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Honestly I have never been a Marzieh fan, but she was a respected singer of her time...But I personally didn't like her songs because I couldn't understand the lyrics. She didn't pronounce the words clearly.

Plus she was too "anti pathic"  on TV (with her flirty attitude, long silky hair down to her waist, and too much eshveh va ghamzeh"!!) 

On top of all this she ended up turning into another MKO fan (haha) and I lost the last bit of respect for her as a human being!

For me she died the day she joined MKO. 



DK jaan I'm not sure which one is Rajavi?

by Anonymouse on

I know they say Rajavi towards the end but the one with glasses and without mustache is not Rajavi.  Maybe the one in the middle but I doubt that too. 

Everything is sacred


Cultist Burial

by comrade on

I find the VOA's coverage disturbingly ominous. I would have been much less alarmed, if BBC had propagated this publicity stunt of MKO. 

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.



RIP - may you finally find your Juliaan

by MM on



Yadash be kheir

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Great voice, singer and a rare example of an Iranian artist who didnt sell her/his soul to the ruling dictator for the sake of money. I also think her affiliation with MKO was more  a sign of disgust towards the islamist regime than her belief in MKO ideology. MKO in turn looked after her in her old age. 

Looking forward to a Secular, Democratic Iran, where Artists are valued for their art rather than their sucking up to a murdering mullah claiming to be god's representative on the earth!   

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


DK jaan agree. He's a total imbicle & should Shut the F?$k Up!!!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred

Darius Kadivar

Anonymouse Jaan to answer your question ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I think the most porroo and Porno is our very own Household Bassijee who comes and spews hatred even on a day or mourning and grief by making the type of irrelevant and disrespectful comments when he should simply Shut the F?$k Up ...

Even Dogs have a better capacity to learn ...

No Wonder they are considered Man's Best Friend ...

This fellow's best and only Friend is the smelly cork which he uses to fill the dark hole in his behind in order to momentarily block the diarrhea which then enables him to go on his bike ride ... Particularly after making some irrelevent comment about his treacherous pedigree Notwithstanding that his smelly presence is already stenching the atmosphere to nausea ...



A lot of people loved Marzieh. May she rest in peace.

by Anonymouse on

DK jaan I can't see the video now but if Rajavi is there it should be interesting.  I thought he was hiding in Iraq or Syria, unless he obtained French citizenship when he flew there with Bani Sadr!  I don't know how he'd get visa from France after being on the terrorist list as the leader of MKO and all he has done.

Who would you say is more porroo? Rajavi or Ahmadi?  I'd say Rajavi because he has been more porroo much longer than Ahmadi! 

Everything is sacred

Darius Kadivar

SPink Jaan Who Asked For your Opinion Anyways ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

But Come to think of it did you see the Sunrise This Morning ? ... 

Sargord Pirouz

Darius, your beloved royals

by Sargord Pirouz on

Darius, your beloved royals mean nothing to me. To me, they are irrelevent nobodies.

Farah Diba visited my school while I was in Tehran. I found no connection. To me, it was always a joke. How could it not be? My country installed those losers onto my dad's country. Even my dad thought they were sorry jokes. Worse, my current associate was imprisoned by these losers.

Sad by their eventual passing in exile? Come on. Ask me if I care. Do I care? Heck no! 

Sargord Pirouz

Yeah, a lot of times I check

by Sargord Pirouz on

Yeah, a lot of times I check Iranian sources for defense reporting, especially during maneuvers, anniversaries, parades, etc.

It's already 5. I'm gonna give up on additional sleep and hit the coffee at 6. 



by AMIR1973 on

You post on a regular basis at 2AM, 3AM, 4AM, etc. (Pacific Time). The whole thing is strange. Now, go back to sleep.

Darius Kadivar

To those Belated Mouners in the Future ...Tu le regretteras ...

by Darius Kadivar on

We are All Mortals But Just like for Bakhtiar yesterday or that of our Beloved Shahbanou in a distant future (and hopefully as far as possible and hopefully only from a natural death if it were to happen) I am certain that even the most Staunchest Anti Royalists will Regret her and hide in Shame for all the shallow attacks made against her and her husband. This reminds me Gilbert Becauds Song about how Everyone became a Gaullist when the Great Man Died, including all the May 68 Revolutionaries.


La voix, drôle de voix
Profonde et saccadée
La voix qu'on écoutait tout bas
Les portes bien fermées
La voix qui racontait une France à ton goût
Quand elle va se taire, je te parie cent sous...
Le nom, drôle de nom
Écrit sur l'ouragan
Aux quatre murs de l'horizon
Claquant comme un slogan
Ce nom qui te parlait
De chez toi, de chez nous
Ce nom qui chante clair, je te parie cent sous.... que
Tu le regretteras, tu le regretteras
Tu le regretteras beaucoup

La vie, la longue vie
Que ton fils apprendra
Pour la leçon du mercredi
Et qu'il ne saura pas
Cette vie qui ne fut pas toujours à ton goût
Quand elle ne sera plus, je te parie cent sous...
C'est vraiment très dommage
Toi qui es mon ami
On n'est plus du même rivage
Quand on parle de lui
Cet homme légendaire
Au milieu des vivants
Le jour où on l'enterre, je te parie cent francs...
Tu le regretteras, tu le regretteras
Tu le regretteras longtemps

Sargord Pirouz

Hi Amir

by Sargord Pirouz on

Yeah, I went to bed after a motorcycle ride around 11. But then for some reason I woke up at 3 and can't get back to sleep. 

I'm planning to work on the bike in the morning, but if I can't get back to sleep, I'll probably move it up to daybreak.

In the meantime, here I am spinning my wheels on the IC, as usual. There's nothing interesting in terms of Iranian defense reporting. (I'd prefer to be asleep!) 

Darius Kadivar

Why Should Their Majesties Give a Puck about Your Grief Puck ?

by Darius Kadivar on

You Couldn't Care less about her Majesty's Birthday which by an unfortunate coincidence of dates happened to be just a day after Marzieh's demise ...


One does not choose when to Party and when to Mourn ...

She probably was spending her time with her grandchildren celebrating her birthday than spend her time following the news. 

God Bless Marzieh and bring peace to her Family's grief but Why should Her Majesty or anyone of us Royalists care about You Namak Nashnas Lot in your Grief ?

Your Likes don't hesitate to Resort to Insulting Her Majesty's Grief on every occasion on the anniversary of her husband's death when she goes to Cairo to pay her respects and even don't hesitate to make inappropriate comments the day Her Daughter Princess Leila died so why should Their Majesties even have to give a Puck about the Grief of People who betrayed King and Country ?

Personally I know that Their Majesties are definitively Not indifferent to this news nor the Grief of her fans and families including even ANONYMOUS Namak Nashnas individuals like You Puck but Personally I couldn't give a Damn for your likes or other Jomhurykhah Likeminds ...

So Go and Empty Your Hatred Elsewhere than on my Blogs !

Same Goes for the Clueless and arrogant SPink ! 


‎"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln 



Glad these crazies aren't in

by AMIR1973 on

Glad these crazies aren't in exile on my continent. 

In "Sargord Pirouz's" part of "his continent", the comment above was posted at 3:30 AM. Just out of curiosity, "Sargord", what are you doing up at 3:30 AM?

Maryam Hojjat

Bless be her soul

by Maryam Hojjat on

She was a great singer that I enjoy her songs tremendously. 

Sargord Pirouz

The whole thing's strange.

by Sargord Pirouz on

The whole thing's strange. The Lion-puss flags. The woman pall bearer (never seen that before, in any culture). Everyone in attendance appears to be over 70.

So this is how it goes for the senior crowd in exile, in Europe, among a certain set of actual traitors. Glad these crazies aren't in exile on my continent.  


Hayedeh doesn't die twice!

by Puck on

Not even a single rose from the prince? How about a belated statement on his site eulogizing her lost soul?

My heart is true as steel.

Genghis Khan

Walking dead

by Genghis Khan on

Should've dug a mass grave for the whole procession.

If my body dies, let my body die, but do not let my country die.

Darius Kadivar

Couldn't recognize Massoud Rajavi without his moustache ...

by Darius Kadivar on

He Shaved it ...

See him next to Photographer Reza Deghati answering questions to VOA's Reza Chahid !

Unless it is his brother ? Does he have one ? ...

Recent rumors had it Rajavi was dead ...

Anyone can confirm or deny this rumor ?

Feedbacks appreciated !