Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iranian Music

Fajr Music Festival enjoys martial band’s performance

The 39th Fajr Music Festival heard the performance of the Razm Navazan martial band on Wednesday, the third day of the event.

Saudi envoy to Iran attends Majid Entezami’s orchestra performance

Abdullah bin Saud Al-Anzi, Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Iran, recently attended the captivating performance of Iran's National Music Orchestra at Vahdat Hall in Tehran.

Iranian singer, Akbar Golpayegani, laid to rest

The revered figure in Iranian music, Akbar Golpayegani, was laid to rest in a solemn ceremony held earlier this Tuesday morning.

Lily Afshar, renowned Iranian guitar virtuoso dies, aged 63

The world of music is mourning the loss of a true luminary as Professor Lily Afshar, a trailblazing Iranian guitarist and the first woman in the world to earn a doctorate in guitar, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with illness. Her death comes as a poignant moment, just as one of her recent works was published in Iran.

Iranian musician appointed as Tehran Symphony Orchestra permanent conductor 

Manouchehr Sahbaee is appointed as the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

The Dozaleh or Donay, Iranian Kurdish musical instrument

The Dozaleh is one of the most important musical instruments in the Zagros region located in the west of Iran. The instrument has two sound tubes that are placed and tied together. The Dozaleh is played along with the Tombak or the Daf in wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

The Oud, a quintessentially Iranian musical instrument

The oud is an originally Iranian musical instrument and is as old as the Sumer Civilization. The Oud is highly popular in the Middle East, especially in Iran. Today, this instrument has its own fans in Western countries and in East Africa as well as in the east.

Iranian pop singer Hossein Zaman dies of cancer at 63

Iranian pop music singer Hossein Zaman loses his battle with cancer and dies at the age of 63.

38th Fajr Music Festival opens in Tehran, 16 other provinces

The 38th edition of the Fajr Music Festival, Iran’s most significant music event, has opened in the capital, Tehran, as well as 16 other provinces.

Iranian song “Baraye” among Grammy 2023 winners

An Iranian is named among the winners of Grammy Awards 2023.

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 authorities give back famous singer’s passport

Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian’s passport has been reportedly given back to him.

Popular singer Shajarian cancels Europe tour amid protest mood in Iran

Acclaimed Iranian singer and vocalist Homayoun Shajarian says he has cancelled his tour of concerts in Europe, despite the removal of a temporary travel ban earlier placed on him.

Canada allows entry to famous Iranian singer Shajarian after foot-dragging

Famous Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian says he finally received a visa to enter Canada for a summer tour of concerts, but Ottawa’s foot-dragging in issuing the entry permit made him miss two of the planned performances.

Canada refuses to issue visa to renowned Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian

Canada has refused to issue visas to some members of the renowned Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian’s ensemble, Siavash, for upcoming concerts in several Canadian cities.

Swiss envoy pays tribute to Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian

The Swiss ambassador to Tehran hands over a letter of appreciation to Iran’s renowned singer Homayoun Shajarian for his “outstanding contribution in the field of art and culture.”

Iran’s celebrated singer helps free over 800 inmates

Renowned Iranian singer, Mohsen Chavoshi, has helped release more than 800 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems during the past 2 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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