Music

‘Honourary Citizenship of Shiraz More Valuable than Legion of Honour’

Legendary Iranian musician Hossein Alizadeh says the honourary citizenship of the historical city of Shiraz is more valuable for him than any other international prize and award.

Exhibition of Iranian Musical Instruments Underway in Tehran

Tehran is hosting the second exhibition of Iranian musical instruments, where the country’s instrument makers and their capabilities are introduced to the public.

Iranian Pop Singer Sentenced to Hold Free Concert

Iran’s Ministry of Culture has condemned a pop singer to hold a free concert after finding out that he had given a pre-recorded performance in one of his controversial concerts.

Renowned Iranian-Armenian Composer Talks of His Life in Iran

Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who has just celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary, says he is relatively satisfied with his long history as a musician, and is determined to compose new pieces with God’s help.

80-Year-Old Musician Entertains Tourists in Northwestern Iran

Ya’qoob Qoshooni is an 80-year-old artist from the tourist town of Kaleybar in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.

Tehran Hosts First Free Outdoor Concert

The first free outdoor concert was smoothly held at a landmark park in Tehran despite earlier concerns by security officials.

First Female Conductor Directs Iran’s National Orchestra

Nozhat Amiri, the first and only female conductor of Iran, recently conducted a live performance of the country’s national orchestra at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

Jury Amazed by Iranian Kid’s Performance at National Music Festival

The brilliant performance given by a 5-year-old kid named Parsa Bajlavand has stunned the reputable members of the jury in a national music festival in Iran.

Kurdish Dance; Ancient Tradition with Military Applications!

Dances are usually a celebration of life and its happy events, but apparently a version of Kurdish dance called Halparke has its roots in military affairs.

Free Concert for Iranians to Feel Better amid Economic Woes

Homayoun Shajarian, a well-known Iranian singer, says he is ready to perform a free outdoor concert in order to help people feel better and forget about their economic problems for a few hours.

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