He was born in 1904 in Kani Sard village of Sharbazher. He moved to Kirkuk with his family as a child and settled there. He was able to keep hundreds of Kurdish maqams alive and took the hands of many talented Kurdish youths and encouraged and inspired them.
Ali Mardan is the son of Ali Abdulqadir, son of Osman, and son of Hamagul. Ali Mardan, a prominent Kurdish artist and teacher of Maqams and songs, began his studies in Kirkuk Takya with Mamoste Salih and there he learned Tajweed of the Quran, some Kurdish Maqams, and Turkmen Quriyat with Mullah Rauf.
After eight years, Ali Mardan left Takya and Kirkuk and went home to Laylan village. In that village, he met a talented tambourine player named Khadr Baram he benefited greatly from him in Kurdish Maqamat, but later when he went to Baghdad, he learned Kurdish, Persian, and Arabic Maqamat from other Persian, Arab and Kurdish teachers His mother's name was Shanaz. In addition to Kurdish, Ali Mardan also studied Arabic, Turkish, and Persian.
From the very beginning, he became familiar with the emotions of the maqam. From the very beginning, he became familiar with the emotions of the melodies of maqam.
He learned the original and respected Kurdish maqam of Alaweisi for the first time and later learned the Hora, Ai Ai, Khawkar, and Qatar.
“I have worked as a farmer, shepherd and to earn a living. In #Baghdad#, I became friends with Murtaza Khan of Isfahani, Asghari Hamadani, and Mohammad Saeedi Sablaghi and learned a lot from them. says Ali Mardan.
In 1939, I recorded my first maqam, Ai Ai, on the Kurdish station in Kurdish. In 1965, he recorded several songs for Tehran and Kermanshah radio stations.
Ali Mardan's last song was a package he recorded in 1972 on the Kurdish station in #Baghdad#.
Ali Mardan died on Friday #24-01-1981# and was buried in the cemetery of Sheikh Mohidin in #Kirkuk#.