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Renowned Iranian dutar player dies aged 94

Osman Mohammad-Parast, also known as Osman, a renowned dutar player of Iran and one of the few last remaining pillars of the Khorsan Maqami music died on Thursday after a long illness.

Playing the Taar at Iran’s oldest religious edifice

The “Dasht-e Majnoon” musical tableau, a work of art by Midya Farajnezhad, recounts parts of the beauties of Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat.

Iranian musician Keyhan Kalhor returns with new performances after Covid

Keyhan Kalhor, Iranian music composer and the famous player of Persian string musical instruments, kamancheh and setar, is going to hold his international tour of concerts after a long time of inactivity due to the Covid pandemic.

Vocalist Ghorbani: Military service in IRGC behind ban on entry to US

Iranian traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani , who was recently refused entry to the US for a sold-out performance, says his lawyers believe he may have been barred due to his mandatory military service in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in 1990.

Iranian singer detained, grilled by US immigration officers

Authorities have detained Alireza Ghorbani, a renown Iranian singer, at the Toronto Airport while he was travelling to the US state of California to perform a concert.

Iranian parliament speaker hails young man for his art

Iran’s parliament speaker has praised an Iranian youth from southern Iran who sang a rural song at the TV reality show Asre Jadid (The New Age).

Amir-Reza: On the path to a dream

Amir-Reza was diagnosed with pineoblastoma (brain tumor) at the age of 5 and recovered after 2 years of treatment. His parents, being aware of Amir-Reza’s interest in singing, decided to introduce him as a singer to perform at events organized by a cancer-stricken children’s charity.

Nine Iranian provinces host 37th Fajr Music Festival

The 37th Fajr Music Festival is being held in 9 other provinces of Iran in addition to the capital.

Fajr Intl. Music Festival to be held in Tehran

The 37th Fajr International Music Festival will kick off on February 11 in the Iranian capital Tehran, hosting artists from Italy, Germany, Afghanistan and Egypt along with Iranian musicians.

Armenians’ Music Museum in Central Iran: A Unique Attraction for Visitors

A museum known as the Treasure Trove of the Armenians of New Jolfa in the central Iranian city of Isfahan showcases the history of music and an assortment of musical items belonging to Armenians living in the city.

In Photos: Iran’s Legendary Singer Shajarian Laid to Rest

The most prominent vocalist in Iran’s history, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, was laid to rest near the tomb of renowned national poet of seventh century, Ferdowsi, in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Iranian Maestro Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Dies at 80

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the most prominent Iranian vocalist and a master of Iran's classical music, has passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.

All People Are Artists in One Way or Another: Blake English

Blake English is a twenty-six years old American musician, actor, and poet. In 2013, after the release of the musical "Strings", Blake’s skills became the talk town.

Iranian Singers Giving Online Concerts to Lift People’s Spirits amid Lockdown

Iranian singers have started giving online concerts to entertain the people who have locked themselves up at homes amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Iranian Maestro Hooshang Zarif Dies at 81

Renowned Iranian master of “tar”, instrument Hooshang Zarif has passed away at the age of 81 in Tehran.

Musicals Performed to Commemorate Ukrainian Flight 752 Passengers

Two musical pieces composed by famous conductor Loris Tjeknavorian and Behzad Abdi were recently performed to commemorate the victims of the January downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane..

Art, Music Perfect Ways to Present Iranian Culture: Official

The Iranian President's Chief of Staff has described the arts, music in particular, as an ideal procedure for presenting the true Iranian culture to the world and promoting cultural interaction with the other nations.

Fajr Music Festival Underway in Iran

The 35th edition of Fajr Music Festival has opened in Iran. The festival is being held not only in capital Tehran, but also in 10 other provinces and even in the Arvand Free Zone in southwest of the country.

Iranian Musical Instrument Dutar Inscribed as Intangible World Heritage

The Persian musical instrument “Dutar” has been registered on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s List of Intangible World Heritage.

Eminent Singer Cancels Turkey Concert in Solidarity with Kurds

Iranian virtuoso musician Shahram Nazeri has canceled a concert in Turkey’s Konya in deference to the Kurdish people of Syria affected by a Turkish military operation.

Mary Poppins Musical Onstage in Tehran

A free adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ famous script “Mary Poppins” is currently onstage in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

German Band Schiller Stage Performances in Tehran

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is hosting the German electronic band Schiller these days.

4 Iranian Cities Now on UNESCO’s List of Global Creative Cities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added two more Iranian cities to the network of the world’s creative cities.

Iranian Maestro Kalhor Wins Prestigious Music Award

Internationally-acclaimed Iranian virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor has won the WOMEX 19 Artist Award for “bringing the Persian classical music tradition to the ears of people all over the world.”

“The Sound of Music” Musical Drama on Stage in Iran

Tehran’s Vahdat Hall is hosting “The Sound of Music” musical drama, involving 45 instrumentalists, 5 choir singers and 20 singers-actors.

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