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

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

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

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

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.
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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

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.
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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 (6)

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

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.