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Iranian rapper acquitted of premeditated murder

A lawyer for an Iranian rap singer says Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a verdict acquitting Hamid Sefat of premeditated murder.

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.

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.

Two Iranian Women Break Taboo against Female Singing

Shamshuk and Zobeideh are two Iranian women artists from the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan who have managed to break a long-time taboo against women’s singing.

Soundtrack Album of ‘The Warden’ to Be Released Globally

Ramin Kousha, the composer of the Iranian drama “The Warden”, says the soundtrack album of the film would be presented at an international level.

Fash Village; Hub of Musical Instrument Making in Iran

Fash is a unique village in Kermanshah province in Western Iran, where about 150 people are engaged in production of traditional musical instruments.

History of Martial Music in Iran

It is said that the martial music in Iran dates back to Achaemenid period. Since then, military songs have been used to muster courage in the soldiers fighting in the battlefield to gain further victories against enemies.

Iranian Music Rich in Attractions, Secrets: Chinese Researcher

A Chinese researcher and musician believes Iranian music is filled with attractions and secrets, from creativity to patience.

Female-Only Carmen Opera to be Performed in Iran’s Capital

The Carmen opera involving women actors is to be performed for Female audience at a Tehran theatre for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution

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

Legendary Iranian musician Hossein Alizadeh says the honorary 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.

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