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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.

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.

Washtub; Ancient Musical Instrument Popular among Women in Northern Iran

The flat washtub is one of the simplest things that could be found in almost every house in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province. However, Iranian women in that region have long been using it as a musical instrument in wedding ceremonies and parties.

Culture Minister Due in Azerbaijan to Attend Iran’s Cultural Week

Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi is set to attend Iran’s cultural week in Azerbaijan, which is to be held from June 27 to July 1, said the Cultural Attache of the Iranian Embassy in Baku, Asghar Farsi.

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