Mrs. Nicole Rahimi from Iranian Music Academy in Los Angeles had an interview with Keyvan Din or Ali Jamaleddin on May 14th, 2022, at 2pm.
HELLO, WELCOME TO BLACKBIRD NEWS! CAN YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO OUR READERS?
Good afternoon to you and your readers. Absolutely, I am Keyvan Din.
THANK YOU, MR. KEYVAN. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER NAME AS YOUR NICKNAME?
My legal name is Ali Jamaleddin. I am known in music industry and entertainment as Keyvan or Keyvan Din. Also, the Americanized version of my name is Kevin or Kevin Din and that’s how people know me in my other businesses and activities.
GREAT AND THANKS FOR CLARIFICATION. SO BESIDE MUSIC, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BUSINESS?
Actually, music is my hobby; however, I do it professionally and love doing it and making my listener happy. To answer your questions, I am an electrical engineer. I do have a business and provide engineering and consulting services to the building industry. I love doing this as well as music.
EXCELLENT. THIS IS AMAZING AND I AM SURE OUR LISTENERS AND YOUR FANS ARE EXCITED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LIFE. PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU STARTED YOUR MUSIC AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO START FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD AS I HEARD FROM SOME OF YOUR FANS THAT YOU STARTED IT AT EARLY AGE OF 6 OR SEVEN.
Yes, I started taking vocal classes when I was about seven years old, at the same time, my parents realized my interest in music, specifically my mother, and I showed some interest in learning Piano, so I started taking piano sessions about a year after taking vocal classes. I started learning Setar as well as piano when I was in high school. I would never say that I am a professional piano and Setar player as I mainly play these instruments as support or backup for singing.
OK KEYVAN, HOW OLD ARE YOU AND WHEN DID YOU START RELEASING SONGS?
Wow, what a good question. I am 41 years old. I immigrated to USA about 22 years ago. Prior to that, I was in Iran, City of Tehran and I released a few songs by that time; however, due to some difficulties that I was facing by that time, I had also released my songs though underground channels of distribution and they were not released officially. During recent years, maybe about 5 or 6 years ago, I produced a few songs and released them here in USA through a few major music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, and ….
WHAT STYLE OR WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PERFORM?
I don’t have a specific style; however, since I have the background and knowledge of Persian classical and traditional music, most of my songs have many tastes and touches of Persian classical and traditional music in them. My productions are mainly pop or fusion music. I like using other countries instruments or rhythms and beats. I love mixture of cultures and traditions in music and in life. Maybe that’s why I am here in California.
YOU KIND OF ANSWERED MY NEXT QUESTIONS BUT ANYWAY, I WOULD STILL ASK BUT NEED YOU TO PROVIDE ME WITH MORE DETAILS. WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW AND TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY, IF YOU DON’T MIND?
Sure thing, as said earlier, I live in California. Currently my family and I are in southern California, in Orange County. I am married and have two daughters. I love my life and wish the same for everyone in planet earth. This is something that I wish for humanity from the bottom of my heart.
HOW ABOUT SHOWS AND CONCERTS, ANY PLANS OR SURPRISES? YOUR FANS ARE ASKING BACK AND FORTH AND WANT TO SEE IN PERSON ON STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND PLANS?
Currently, due to my busy schedule with my work and a few other things that I am doing, it is kind of hard for me to prepare for concerts, shows, or events. I do have a plan to perform within 1 or 2 years from now and my goal is to arrange for very high quality and unique tour so that I support some charity and non-profit organizations. I also would like to help my kids financially so they can have many options for their higher education after high school. I do not do music for living and it is mainly for fun.
ANY NEW SONGS OR ALBUM? WE CANT WAIT TO HEAR NEW SONGS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE OR PREPARING FOR US?
Believe it or not, I do have more than 12 songs now that are in the final stages of productions. I am also arranging for a few music videos. There are many surprises so please stay tuned and I hope you will like them.
THANKS A TON FOR YOUR TIME. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE AND CARRIERS, MUSIC AND ENGINEERING.
Thanks much for your time. It would be a true pleasure for me to be here with you. Wish you and everyone the best and life with full of joy, health, and happiness.
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