Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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“American Dream” Is Merely a Dream: Iranian Artist

A well-known Iranian pop singer has protested against Trump’s racist decisions, particularly his executive order that bans the citizens of several Muslim countries, including Iran, from entering the US.

I Won’t Exchange My Instrument for Entire France: Iranian Musician

Pahlevan Zangshahi, a veteran Iranian musician, says he has refused a tempting offer by France to give up his ancient musical instrument Qeychak.

Int’l Fajr Music Festival Kicks Off in Tehran

The 32nd Fajr International Music Festival kicked off in Tehran on Friday with virtuosos from European and Asian countries performing in the event.

Senior Iranian MP Meets Prominent Christian Musician ahead of New Year’s Eve

A senior Iranian lawmaker paid a visit to the house of Loris Tjeknavorian, a prominent Iranian Armenian composer and conductor, ahead of the New Christian Year.

Music Therapy for the Disabled, for the First Time in Iran

By using music therapy, Iran’s State Welfare Organisation is developing the use of art therapy for the disabled throughout the country.

Iranian Instrument Attracts Japanese Music-Lover to Iran

Japanese music student, whose love for Iranian Santur made him come to Iran, wants to introduce the ‘beautiful culture of Iran’ via Santur.

Iranian Female Story Tellers at Frankfurt Book Fair

During the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, the Iranian story-telling tradition known as ‘Naghali’ was presented to the visitors by Iranian female Naghals.

Bob Dylan: Shakespeare of Songwriters or a Popular Artist?

The awarding of Nobel Prize to the American songwriter Bob Dylan has been criticized by many literati, writers and poets who argue the Swedish Academy has unfairly categorized musicians and songwriters under the title of literary figures. However, the decision has its own proponents.

Giving Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan Is Like ‘Pinning Medal on Everest’

The Swedish Academy award American singer and song-writer Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature; however, the prize has become controversial.

Mr. Sama Stages Concert in Tehran

"Mr. Sama ensemble" directed by Amirhossein Hosseinnia and accompanied by a group of Sama performers from Konya and Morocco staged a concert at Tehran's Roudaki Hall on September 26.

Turkish Singer Ebru Files for Divorce from Iranian-Turkish Businessman Zarrab

Turkish singer Ebru Gündeş has filed for divorce from the Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was recently arrested in the US city of Miami on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March.

Iranian Artist Combines Painting with Music

An Iranian artist has combined painting with music, allowing viewers to play some music while watching the artworks.

Online Concert to Be Held in Praise of Iran’s First Female Olympic Medallist

A big concert is planned to be held upon the arrival of Iran’s Olympic team in a move to praise the medal won by Kimia Alizadeh, the first woman and the youngest Iranian medallist in the history of Olympic Games.

Iranian World Heritage Site to Host World-Class Concerts

Iranian ensembles the Kamkars and Shams, the pianist Shahrdad Rohani, and Spanish Flamenco guitarist Antonio Rey are scheduled to give concerts at Bisotun, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Kermanshah Province.

Iranians to Enjoy Summer Time with New Concerts

Concert halls in Tehran and several other Iranian cities will be brightened up over the coming days by live performances from various musicians, including Alireza Qorbani, Salar Aqili, Mohsen Yeganeh and Lily Afshar.

Initiative to Help Street Children

In a philanthropic gesture, local musician Pouriya Heydari has initiated a project to help alleviate the plight of child street workers.

‘Bagshy’ Turkmen Musicians

Baghshy are traditional musicians in the north-east of Iran who have helped classical Turkmen music to survive to this day. Their mystical music, stemming...

Iranian Singer Habib Mohebian Passes Away

Iranian vocalist Habib Mohebian, popularly known as Habib, died on Friday June 10 at the age of 63.

Tehran Symphony Orchestra

Tehran Symphony Orchestra, as seen in this June 6 concert, were led by new conductor Shahrdad Rouhani. They performed Sergei Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto,...

Tehran Symphony Orchestra’s New Conductor Gives First Performance

The Tehran Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert under new conductor Shahrdad Rohani at Vahdat Hall on Wednesday May 25, after the Vienna-based Iranian maestro Ali Rahbari resigned from the orchestra in April.

Iran Launches Music Festival to Promote Environmental Conservation

Iran’s Department of the Environment has initiated a music festival with the aim of drawing public attention to the protection of the environment.

Gergiev, Top International Conductor, Invites Rahbari to Conduct St. Petersburg Orchestra

As reported by Tasnim, and translated by IFP, Valery Gergiev, the world-renowned conductor who is directly supported by Vladimir Putin, officially invited Ali Rahbari...

Saving the Earth Needs a Revolution in Environmental Protection

The Head of Department of Environment said a big revolution is needed in dealing with nature and the environment in order to save the earth and mankind.

Iran and France Hold Cultural Soiree in Shiraz

Iran and France held a cultural night in the historical city of Shiraz on the night of Apr 24.

120 French Musicians to Play at Iran’s Historical Sites

Alliance Française’s symphony orchestra will perform in Tehran, Kerman, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan and Kashan, under the leadership of an Iranian conductor.

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