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A land of ancient traditions, famous for its art and poetry, Iran’s modern life is packed with cultural events of all sorts. Here you can find reports, interviews and opinion on art, music, literature, cinema, theatre, and more.

Simin Behbahani

Renowned Iranian poetess Simin Behbahani passes away

Famous Iranian poet Simin Behbahani died after a battle with coronary and respiratory ailment.
Black Sun - Bring Back Our Girlsvideo

Black Sun wishes the world an ocean of peace and a mountain of wealth

Members of Iranian Black Sun band explain what prompted them to sing anti-war songs.
theater

Iranian theater troupes to perform at Swiss festival

Two theater troupes from Iran will give performances at the 35th Zurich Theater Spectacle, an international festival, which is held in Switzerland every year in summer.
Parviz Tanavoli Works

Women and jewelry, from conservatism to adventurism

Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli shares his thoughts on women and jewelry.
Farhad Fakhreddini is a renowned Iranian composer and conductor

A closer look at Iran’s National Orchestra

A closer look at Iran’s National Orchestra through the eyes of a renowned composer.
Dr. Mohsenian Rad - Iranian sociologist

I want everyone to read my new book

Mehdi Mohsenian-Rad, an Iranian sociologist, says he wants everyone to read his new book on communications
Alireza Sami-Azar, a former director of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and a visual arts expert

Women helped develop arts

An Arts expert admits women have contributed a lot to the development of arts in post-revolution Iran.
Heavenly Lady book

Romantic Poles

An interesting account about Poland and its romantic people by an Iranian translator and her Polish husband
Farabi book of music

Farabi does not draw a line between music and math

A new translation of Al-Musiqa al-Kabir by prominent Iranian scientist Farabi has been launched.
Hamid Samandarian

Artists commemorate Hamid Samandarian

The Iranian artistic community has honored the memory of renowned theater director Hamid Samandarian. A July 14th issue of Iran Daily – a Tehran-based English-language newspaper – ran a short report on the ceremony to mark the occasion.

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