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The 39th Fajr Music Festival heard the performance of the Razm Navazan martial band on Wednesday, the third day of the event.
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.
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.
Manouchehr Sahbaee is appointed as the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.
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 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 music singer Hossein Zaman loses his battle with cancer and dies at the age of 63.
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 singer Homayoun Shajarian’s passport has been reportedly given back to him.
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.
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 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.
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.”
Renowned Iranian singer, Mohsen Chavoshi, has helped release more than 800 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems during the past 2 years.
The “Dasht-e Majnoon” musical tableau, a work of art by Midya Farajnezhad, recounts parts of the beauties of Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat.
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.
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.
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.
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.