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Photo: The Si; Shahnameh concert theater

Photo: The Si; Shahnameh concert theater

Classical vocalist and tonbak player Homayoun Shajarian, and composer Sohrab Pournazeri, are currently staging a multimedia concert titled ‘Si’ based on Persian poet Ferdowsi’s ‘Shahnameh’. The stories performed include ‘Rostam and Esfandyar’, ‘Zal and Rudabeh’ and ‘Rostam and Sohrab’.   About Shahnameh A little over a thousand years ago a Persian poet named Ferdowsi of…

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Photo: Iran-Italy joint music performance in Tehan

Photo: Iran-Italy joint music performance in Tehan

Italian maestro Enrico Gerola had a performance in Niavaran Cultural Complex in Tehran accompanied by Iranian singer Parvaz Homay and members of his ensemble Mastan on July 26 and 27. Homay, who is a Persian traditional singer and composer, is scheduled to perform a repertoire of his latest pieces as well as some of his…

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Italian maestro to conduct performances in Tehran

Italian maestro to conduct performances in Tehran

Italian maestro Enrico Gerola will conduct an orchestra of Italian and Iranian musicians giving concerts in Tehran next week. Iranian singer Parvaz Homay and members of his ensemble Mastan will accompany the orchestra during the open-air performances that will take place at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Palace on July 26 and 27. Homay, who is…

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Photo: 8th Int’l Tehran Sculpture Symposium

Photo: 8th Int’l Tehran Sculpture Symposium

The 8th International Tehran Sculpture Symposium is underway at the Iranian capital city’s Milad Tower with the participation of sculptors from Iran and several other countries. The eighth international sculpture symposium evaluate artworks which have been proposed to the secretariat of the symposium by sculptors from around the world. Twelve artists selected from 189 applicants…

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35th Fajr Int’l Film Festival announces winners+Photo

35th Fajr Int’l Film Festival announces winners+Photo

Winners of the 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) were announced, with ‘The Home’ from Iran snatching Golden Simorgh for Best Film in the main competition section. The festival’s awards ceremony took place late Thursday at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. According to fajriff.com, Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi-Amiri, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Director of Iranian…

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World-famous Persian poet Sa’di to be commemorated

World-famous Persian poet Sa’di to be commemorated

Tributes will be paid to the great Persian poet Sa’di Shirazi in a ceremony at his tomb in Shiraz, Fars Province on April 21 which is observed as National Sa’di Day. There are several programs to commemorate the world-famous Persian poet Sa’di. President Hassan Rouhani will attend the ceremony in Shiraz on April 20 and…

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Photo: Tabriz carpet bazar

Photo: Tabriz carpet bazar

The largest bazaar in the Middle East. The world’s largest covered market. A UNESCO World Heritage site. That’s the Tabriz bazaar. Iranian carpets are renowned for their quality and style around the world. They truly are works of art, and also of great labor, many of them taking years at the hands of the nimble…

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Photo: Tehran street musicians

Photo: Tehran street musicians

Street musicians are performing in Tehran to introduce their music bands or earning money. Although Tehran is not Iran, but without this great metropolis, which is the focal point of Iran’s transportation network and the center in which more than 40% of the nation’s economic activities takes place, it would not be possible to fully…

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Isfahan’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel

Isfahan’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel

Flick through almost any travel magazine these days and you’re bound to come across an article hailing Iran as the next big destination. Prompting the spike in interest in the Islamic Republic is recent geopolitical wrangling in the shape of a nuclear deal with world powers that has ended some longstanding sanctions. But while the…

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Iran’s Fars is a frequent tourist destination

Iran’s Fars is a frequent tourist destination

Figures show Fars province in general and Shiraz in particular were destinations of about 350,000 foreign tourists in the first 9 months of the fiscal year beginning March 21 2016. Fars province is a gem in the constellation of historical monuments of Iran with over 3,500 registered sites; having been settled in different historical periods,…

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