Master Shahram Nazeri
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Shahram Nazeri is an undisputed icon of Persian classical and Sufi music. Born in a Kurdish musical family, He was the first vocalist to set Rumi's poetry to Persian music thirty-five years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Persian classical music and Kurdish music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi. The New York Times has dubbed him the "Persian Nightingale" and the Christian Science Monitor has called him "Iran's Pavarotti".
Christmas in Iran
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Many Christians around the world celebrate December 25 as the birth anniversary of the Jesus Christ. In Iran, however, Armenians observe January 6 as the birthday anniversary of the Christ. Iranian Christians go to their churches on January 6 for prayers and worship ceremony. There, they pray, eat leavened Communion bread, and drink the wine. The rest of the ceremony is held in their houses.
After One Year: Iconic Iranian Musician Mohammad-Reza Lotfi
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The prolific musician, Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, is widely believed to have revolutionized the Persian traditional music through his innovative approach of combining the classical with folk elements and introducing a new vitality into the Persian music. His original creativity and the deep-rooted emotional quality of his playing have made him the father of a new aesthetics in Persian music.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Chalous Road also known as the Road 59, or Kandovan Road, is one of the most beautiful roads in Iran and the world. It is an important road for people of Tehran, a large number of whom drive to popular tourist attractions in the north of Iran on weekends and for holidays. This road is one of the busiest roads in Iran. Chalous Road is a good twisting asphalt road and UN has named it among its top list.
On the Occasion of 73rd Birthday of Maestro Mohammad-Reza Shajarian
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Maestro Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (born 23 September 1940 in Mashhad, Iran) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and ostad (master) of Persian music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living master of traditional Persian music." Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, and humanitarian activities.
Niavaran Cultural - Historical Complex
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Niavaran Cultural - Historical Complex is situated in the north eastern part of Tehran (Shemiranat). Its formation dates back to the Qajar Dynasty. This Complex has been changed to a museum after the Islamic Revolution. Presently, it is comprised of five museums (Niavaran Palace Museum, Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, Sahebqaranieh Palace, Jahan Nama museum and the private library), and other cultural, historical and natural attractions including the Blue Hall, Private Cinema, Jahan Nama Gallery, and Niavaran Garden.
Fajr International Music Festival
Monday, March 4, 2013
Fajr International Music Festival is Iran’s most prestigious Music Festival founded in 1986, several years after the formation of the film and theatre festivals in the artistic sphere of Iran. Since its formation, the festival has enjoyed the strong presence of many well-known artists from different Asian and European countries.
Gilan-Masouleh & Gilaki Foods
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. Masouleh is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage register under the number 1090. This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.
Iran Bejeweled Land
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
"Ey Iran" or "Iran Bejeweled Land" anthem was composed in 1944 in Tehran. The lyrics were written by Hossein Gol-e-Golab and the music was composed by Ruhollah Khaleqi, and it was first performed by the classical Persian music singer Gholam-Hossein Banan. Golegolab was inspired to write the song by patriotism.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The history of the art of painting in Iran goes back to the Cave Age. Painted images of animals and hunting scenes have been discovered in the caves of Lorestan province. Those discovered by W. Semner on the walls of buildings in Mallyan Heights in Fars province belong to 5,000 years ago. Illustrations discovered on earthenware in Lorestan, Sialk Mound in Kashan and other archeological sites prove that the artists of this region were familiar with the art of painting.