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Legendary Italian Composer to Hold Concert in Iran

Renowned Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Maria Enrico Einaudi, is expected to visit Iran along with his ensemble in April.

Shajarian, Greatest Living Maestro of Persian Singing

Known as the “King of Persian traditional singing,” “Iran’s most popular artist of the time” and “the greatest living maestro of Persian classical music," the globally-renowned Mohammad Reza Shajarian has been the inspiring voice of generations in Iran for several decades.

Chinese, Iranian Musicians Give Joint Performance in Memory of Seafarers

On the third day of the thirty-third International Fajr Music Festival, a band from China has given a joint performance with Iranian musicians and dedicated one of the songs to the Iranian sailors who are feared dead in a ship collision in Eastern China.

Italian Jazz Genius to Give Concert in Iran

Italian genius Jazz musician Francesco Cafiso will give a concert in Tehran on January 19 as part of the 33rd International Fajr Music Festival.

Museum of Sound to Open in Iran’s Tabriz

A museum of sound is to open in the Iranian city of Tabriz, showcasing a whole range of new and old musical instruments and other items related to sound.

Famous Icelandic Composer Amazed by Iran’s Beauties

Young Icelandic music producer, Ólafur Arnalds, who recently gave live performances in Iran, has praised the country and its beauties in several tweets and Instagram posts.
Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu1

Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu

The ancient ritual of playing Tanbur, a special Iranian musical instrument, was recently held in the city of Dalahu in the western province of Kermanshah.

Int’l Piano Festival in Tehran Hosting Famous Musicians

The International Piano Improvisation Festival, attended by nine famous European and two musicians from Iran, is being held at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Centre since September 22.

Two New Percussion Instruments Unveiled in Tehran

In a ceremony in Tehran, two new percussion instruments called ‘Daf-e Kooki’ (a type of frame drum) and ‘Dom Dom’ (a kind of double-headed drum) were unveiled.
Iranian Family Starts 60-Day March to Protest Concert Ban

Iranian Family Starts 60-Day March to Protest Concert Ban

Members of an Iranian family from the northeastern city of Mashhad have embarked on a 60-day march to show their protest against a local ban on holding concerts in the holy city.

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