Unfortunately in 1971, as a result of an auto accident she lost
her eyesight. This incident not only did not diminish her enthusiasm and passion for
life and pursuit of excellence. It expanded the horizons of her imagination and God
More than anything she dedicated her life to be the living proof
that physical impairment should not limit the scope of the power of imagination,
inspiration, and innovation.
To achieve this goal Ms. Zangeneh dedicated her life, time and
talent to help individuals with physical impairments. Through active participation
in all activities designed to provide better understanding and provide better facilities
and accommodations for physically challenged all over the world.
As part of this campaign, she utilized her heavenly voice by
performing all over the world, including prestigious concert halls such as:
PALAZZAO BARBERINI, ROME
THE KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK CITY
HERBST THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE
HERCULES HALL, MUNICH
WILSHIRE EBELL THEATER, LOS ANGELES
ALSO IN JAPAN, AND MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD
She also performed as soloist, Beethoven Symphony # 9 with the
Florida Symphonic Orchestra.
In addition, Pari Zangeneh has studied and researched folk music
of many different countries, and through her magnificent performances has promoted
friendship and cooperation and coexistence between people with different cultures and this
has led to her being awarded The # 1 Medal of Work, the International Gold Medal for
Voice, and The Title of Ambassador of Good Will. More recently she has been writing
especially for children and youth. All of her writing has been translated into
Miss Zangeneh is an exceptional personality in the world of arts. In
spite of her universal acclaim and fame she has remained as ordinary and common as the
people she represents.
Her love for ordinary folks and their life stories, feelings, cultures and
traditions has tapped into an enormous reservoir of cultural heritage. She
has revitalized and preserved a wealth of melodious songs and stories that goes back to
She touches our hearts and souls when she performs. She brings to
life the Unknown, Forgotten and Neglected generations that otherwise
would never survived. Her music and songs are pure, simple, innocent and free of the
invasion of modern way of life and technology.
All her life, Miss Zangeneh has utilized her talents and heavenly voice
for the advancement of the arts and promotion of better understanding between the people
of different culture and heritage. "Financial gain is not part of her
philosophy of art."
Pari truly is a people's performer and has remained so all of her life.
Her contributions will last for generations, not only because of her standing in
the arts, but more so because she has been able to bring all people closer together and by
elimination of the barriers between different cultures "well deserved to be
named the Ambassador of Good Will."
Courtesy of iranianheritage.org