The old singer and her daughter

Parisa is one of foremost female vocalists. She is a master of the radif or classical repertoire. This traditional musical style is based on improvisation within a modal structure known as dastgah. The performer’s skill rests in the extemporaneous vocal ornamentation of this basic melodic framework. Born Fatemeh Vaezi, Parisa started her musical work under the supervision of the renowned Radif teacher, Mahmoud Karimi, with whom she studied for ten years at the National Music Conservatory. Two years through her pupilage, she was invited by the Ministry of Culture to work in the National Radio and Television Broadcasting. In 1969 she began her singing career under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Art, performing throughout, Afghanistan and Pakistan.