Thursday, December 1, 2022

Iranian Music

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.

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.

Richard Clayderman Holds First-Ever Concert in Iran

Renowned French pianist Richard Clayderman, known as the most successful pianist in the world, held his first-ever live performance in Iran on Friday.

Nostalgic Sounds, Songs Reverberate through Tabriz Museum of Sound

The “Museum of Sound” is one of the dozens of museums in the Iranian city of Tabriz. The place, which was opened in March 2018, narrates the delightful tunes of the past and contemporary music of East Azarbaijan province.

Richard Clayderman to Hold His First-Ever Concert in Iran

Renowned French pianist Richard Clayderman, known as the most successful pianist in the world, is set to hold his first-ever live performance in Iran this summer.

Renowned Iranian Musician Cheshmazar Dies at 67

Nasser Cheshmazar, an iconic Iranian musician with a decades-long career studded with brilliant achievements, has passed away.

Slovakian Musician Praises Iranian Music as Lovely, Attractive

A Slovakian Band called Mucha Quartet has recently performed a concert in Iran as part of the Slovakia’s Culture Week in Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Centre.

Renowned Italian Pianist Creates Memorable Nights for Iranians

Critically-acclaimed Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi performed his emotionally-charged music for three consecutive nights for the first time in Tehran.

Kitaro Talks of His Interest in Iranian Folk Music

Acclaimed Japanese musician and composer Masanori Takahashi, globally known by his nickname Kitaro, say he often listens to the Iranian folk music and considers it highly valuable.

Sound of Folklore Music at Tehran Metro Stations ahead of Nowruz

A few days before the beginning of the Persian New Year (Nowruz), the municipality of Tehran has organised live music performances for the citizens in several subway stations across the capital.

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