Music > Persian Musicians > ARSI: ON THE WAY HOME BY MILAD MOLAVI
Arsalan Nami was born on May 21th, 1984 in Shiraz, Iran. Since childhood days, being a noisy loud
kid and getting away with his innocent look, made him grow up becoming
a boy, love performing in any style in front of people. He moved to Sweden
at age of 4. He took-off by listening to his older brother playing the
oriental keyboard and later on watching, dancing and dreaming to become
a performer like his first idol 'Michael Jackson' that made him the
favorite kid to perform on discos and parties. He kept using his
energetic mind and body to develop himself and his voice and before
getting into 'Soft Rock Area' he
started with 'Hip Hop Rap' That was the point where made his
self-esteem grow and doing anything anywhere, on stage and in front of
a huge audience, and that was what the place he called 'HOME '.
Let's introduce Arsi in his own language in a friendly interview with PM:
PM: Where and when was your first performance?
Arsi: I was told that when I was around 9-10 months I started baby sing and it was at 'Golzare Kodak' kindergarden in Shiraz, where I was turned into a love performing in any style in front of people.
PM: Tell us a little about how you got started with music?
into highschool, my teacher offered me to start playing guitar and
taking my voice to another level. The 2 first songs I learned was
'Again' song by Lenny Kravitz and Hero by Enrique Iglesias. I
performed both songs at High-Schools full-seated concert which took
place at schools auditorium. My voice touched a lot of the students and
teacher's hearts, and I was told to participate on 'Aiming at Stars',
a talent show program televised on national television of Sweden
singing live on TV. After 2 auditions where 2400 people participated I
became on of the 45 to enter the show and singing 'Hero' life, where
I ended up in 2nd place.
PM: How and when the doors got opened for you?
appearance opened a lot of doors and gave me a lot of gig at festivals
and shows around the country. Where I later on even started a music
band to perform all over in Sweden
PM: What is your motivation to music? At what condition will you give up?
think I’ve been given a talent from god and I will use it well and no
matter what happens in life, I won't give up the music because if I do
then I stop breathing.
PM: What are you doing now? And what is your next plan?
Arsi: I am also doing my last year at Music Institute in Sweden and moving to Los Angeles this summer to continue with music at Santa Monica College. And fortunately sign up with a Record Company.
PM: Introduce your team? Lyrics? Musician?
am debuting as a Singer & Songwriter. All my music & all
instruments have been written played and produced by myself.
Instruments such as, Guitar, synthesizer, bass, and percussion. I have
also directed and produced my own Music Video for my song 'Heaven
Knows' Which is being showed at places such as PMC TV, Bia2.com,
www.arsi.tk, Nylamagazine and so on.
PM: What are some of the upcoming projects or events that you have planned in the near future?
directing my second music video also, to my song 'Hamishe Forever'
Planning tours for summer and also trying to get rid of my old clothes
because I am moving to L.A this summer.
PM: A big dream-come-true for you in this field?
Arsi: To have a big concert in front of millions where all the money goes to the needed people, a charity!
PM: Where is your favorite place to play?
Arsi: As soon as I step on the stage, that stage becomes my favorite place, is what I call 'HOME'.
PM: What is you favorite Sport?
Arsi: My favorite Sport is basketball, I played it since I was 8 years old, and I’m still playing.
PM: Dessert Island, three things, what do you take?
Arsi: A boat full of food. Joking, well, hmm, my guitar, Pen and a pad
PM: What is your message to Iranians?
matter where you go or what you do, Always keep your head up and aim at
your goal and don’t ever let anybody keep you from reaching your dreams
Be a Proud Persian!