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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian filmmaker Majid Movasseqi recently completed shooting a documentary about an emerging quartet of young rappers in Kabul.

     
    During his visit to Kabul in early July, he stumbled upon the band as they were rehearsing to perform on Afghan Star, a pirated version of the British TV music competition Pop Idol, Movasseqi told the Tehran Times on Monday.
     
    They asked Movesseiqi not to reveal the English name they tentatively have selected for their band.
     
    “All members of the band were raised in Iran,” he said.
     
    “They are children of Afghan emigrants in Iran. Despite all the problems the Taliban created in Afghanistan, they have now returned to their homeland to start a career in music,” he added.
     
    “They reflect their problems in their songs,” he stated.
     
    According to Movasseqi, a number of Iranian musicians provided invaluable help to the members of the band.
     
    The shooting of the documentary, which is still untitled, was completed with the help of Afghan cinematographer Mohammad Javid and lyricist Morteza Javid.
     
    He was in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif from June 24 until July 1 to hold workshops on filmmaking and movie analysis by invitation of the Social Association of Afghan Journalists in North of Afghanistan (SAJNA).
     
    MMS/YAW
    END

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  • 07/15/14--08:08: Art news in brief
  • Iranian news agency to hold intl. cartoon contest about Quds Day
     
    TEHRAN – The AhlulBayt News Agency in Iran plans to hold a cartoon contest on the theme of International Quds Day.
     
    Submissions should be sent to cartoon@islamicaretz.com until July 22.
     
    International Quds Day is commemorated on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan every year in order to highlight the occupation of Palestinian lands by Israel and to show solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation.


     
     
    Iranian festival receives over 300 submissions from foreign filmmakers  
     
    TEHRAN – Over 300 films by filmmakers from 54 countries have been submitted so far to the 28th Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children.
     
     
    The films have been sent by directors from Argentina, Belarus, Russia, China, Greece, Japan, Ireland and 47 other countries.
     
    The festival will be held in the central Iranian city of Isfahan from October 3 to 6.
     


     
    Italian News Agency officials visiting IRNA
     
    TEHRAN – Italian News Agency (AGI) Director General Alessandro Pica and chief editor Roberto Iadicicco have arrived in Tehran to mull over a plan to collaborate with the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA).
     
    They visited some historical sites in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday on the sidelines of their trip to Iran. 



     
    “Beethoven” hits Iranian bookstores
     
     
    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of “Beethoven, the Man and the Artist: As Revealed in His Own Words” written by Friedrich Kerst and Henry Edward Krehbiel has been published in Iran.
     
    Translated by Hossein Soltan-Rahmati, the book was published by Afraz Publications.
     
    The book is a collection of Beethoven’s diaries and letters, which reflect his views on music, art, God, education, his own works, and many other subjects.



     
    Iranian films line up for Italian festival TEHRAN – Three Iranian short films will go on screen at the 15th Lucania Film Festival, which will be held in Italy from August 10 to 13.
     
     
     
    The films are “The Theft” directed by Mohammad Farahani, “Must Black” by Baran Sarmad and “It Hit upon the Roof” by Teimur Qaderi. 
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN -- A large group of Iranian cineastes has asked the United Nations to stop the terrorist acts that are being committed by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    The request was made by over 160 cineastes in an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday. 
     
    The letter was published by the Resistance International Film Festival.
     
    “In line with human, national and historical duty, and based on religious and divine values, we cineastes expect you, who are an influential man in an international organization, to play your historic role at this important stage of time, and to use all your personal and organizational capabilities to take a major step in the restoration of peace and security in the world,” the group wrote in the letter.
     
    Directors Dariush Mehrjuii, Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur, Reza Mir-Karimi, Behruz Afkhami, Puran Derakhshandeh, and Ebrahim Hatamikia, and actresses Niki Karimi and Haneih Tavassoli are among those who signed the letter.
     
    Alireza Hajianzadeh, the managing director of Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, also wrote an open letter to Ban on Tuesday, expressing concern over the human catastrophe underway in Gaza.
     
    In addition, the Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi strongly criticized international human rights organizations’ silence over the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, in a statement published on last Saturday.
      
    MMS/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations have signed a memorandum of understanding.
     
    The MOU was inked by CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian and Indian Council of Cultural Relations Director Satish C. Mehta in Tehran on Monday, Talebian told the Persian service of IRNA on Tuesday.
     
    The two countries have agreed to expand collaboration in cultural heritage and tourism activities, he added.
     
    Preservation and restoration of cultural heritage were also mentioned in the MOU, he stated.
     
    In addition, holding cultural weeks and promoting tourism were stressed in this agreement, he added.
     
    Iran and India had signed a MOU in 2008, Satish C. Mehta said, adding that he is in Tehran to extend the previous agreement.
     
    He added that the new MOU also includes holding festivals of film, food and costume in both countries.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – Two works by Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti have been selected for an anti-war group exhibition, which is currently underway at the Louvre-Lens, an art museum located in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France.
     
    Entitled “Disasters of War”, the exhibit showcases artworks about wars that have occurred between the years 1800 to 2014. 
     
    The photos have been selected from Dashti’s series “Today’s Life and War”, she told the Persian service of ISNA on Tuesday.
     
    She has remade abstract scenes from the aftermath of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in the series, which was created in 2008. 
     
    “Photos about Iran-Iraq war rarely find their ways into the world photo exhibits, so this is a positive achievement that the photos were selected for this exhibit,” she said.
     
    This exhibition looks at how artists contributed to a growing disenchantment with war, the museum has written on its website.
     
    “In twelve sequences, the exhibition charts the major milestones in this little-known history, through some twenty conflicts and 450 works by almost 200 artists,” the website explains.
     
    The exhibit, which opened on May 28, will be running until October 6. 
     
    Dashti has received her M.A. in photography from the University of Tehran in 2005. 
     
    She has held various exhibitions around the world, and her works have been displayed in many museums, festivals and biennales. 
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

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    TEHRAN – The director of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Satish C. Mehta, visited the Academy of Persian Language and Literature (APLL) in Tehran on Tuesday.
     
    Mehta and APLL Director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel discussed the expansion of cultural relations during the meeting.
     
    They also stressed on reinforcement of bilateral cooperation, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    The enduring relationship between Iran and India is a valuable resource to help develop ties in different areas, Haddad-Adel said.
     
    He added that cultural weeks will also help familiarize both countries with traditions and costumes. 
     
    Haddad-Adel asked for more collaboration in different academic fields, and hoped the meeting would lead to increased cultural relations, and the promotion of tourism and handicrafts.
     
    Satish C. Mehta expressed his happiness in visiting Iran and said, “The rich art and cultural achievements will provide the ground for expanded cultural ties.”
     
    Development of relations in tourism and handicrafts, and facilitating the process of visiting both countries for artists will play a major role in increasing information about both countries, he added. 
     
    Satish C. Mehta who is in Tehran also visited Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian on Monday.
     
    They both signed a new MOU to expand collaboration in cultural heritage and tourism activities.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – A large group of Iranian thespians, directors and other stage artists condemned the Israeli crimes in Gaza in a statement, which was issued by the Center for Dramatic Arts on Wednesday.
     
    “The residents of this free land are not an indifferent and heartless audience. They show their deep loathing for all those behind this scenario, and feel that they share in the deep sorrow and epic resistance of the oppressed people of Gaza,” reads a part of the statement. 
     
    “Gaza is not just a piece of land; it is a repetition of the isolation of an oppressed generation over the years. It is a scene filled with unfinished confrontation of right and peace with arrogance and violence,” it continues.
     
    Hossein Mosafer-Astaneh, Mahmud Azizi, Hossein Parsaii, Mehdi Shafiei, Shahram Karami, Parsia Moqtadi, Pari Saberi and Mahmud Farhang are among the theatrical figures who signed the statement. 
     
    Moreover, a large group of Iranian cineastes asked the United Nations to stop the terrorist acts committed by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    The request was made by over 160 cineastes in an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

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  • 07/16/14--07:34: Art news in brief
  • Resistance filmfest announces national lineup
     
    TEHRAN – The 13th Resistance International Film Festival announced the lineup for the national competition on Tuesday.
     
    Seventeen movies including “We Have a Guest” directed by Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur, “Soil and Coral” by Seyyed Masud Atyabi, “Che” by Ebrahim Hatamikia and “The Last 50 Steps” by Kiumars Purahmad will compete in the festival. 
     
    The 13th Resistance International Film Festival will be held in Tehran in late September.
     
     
    Art Party 3 opens at IAF
     
    TEHRAN – Art Party 3, which is dedicated to displaying works by veteran Iranian artists, is currently underway at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF).
     
    Works by 60 artists, including Parviz Kalantari, Kambiz Derambakhsh, Reza Bangiz and Farah Abulqasem, are being showcased at the exhibition, which runs until July 24 at the Paeez, Zemestan and Momayyez galleries of the IAF.
     
     
    ICRO condemns Israeli crimes in Gaza
     
    TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) has condemned the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    In a statement, which was published on Wednesday, the ICRO also asked the regional and international organizations to support the defenseless people in Gaza.
     
    Over 200 people, including women and children, have been killed in Israeli bombardments of Gaza over the past ten days.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN – The Tehran Vocal Ensemble is competing at the 8th World Choir Games, which is currently underway in Riga, Latvia.

     
    The a cappella ensemble, which is led by conductor Milad Omranlu, gave a performance in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section on Wednesday.
     
    It is scheduled to perform in the Popular Choral Music section today and the last concert of the group will be in the Folklore section tomorrow.
     
    Over 480 ensembles from 60 countries are competing in the World Choir Games, which opened on July 9 and will end on Saturday.
     
    A different country is selected each year to host the World Choir Games, which is known as the Olympics for choirs.
     
    The World Choir Games, which were held in China in July 2010, honored the Tehran ensemble with a silver medal in the Folklore section and a bronze medal in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section.
     
    The Tehran Vocal Ensemble has been honored at several other prestigious events worldwide.
     
    The group won a gold medal at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section and a silver medal at the Folklore section of the 2nd Asian Choir Games in South Korea in July 2009.
     
    In September 2009, the ensemble received a gold medal in the Mixed Choir Category of the 11th International Folksong Choir Festival in Barcelona.
     
    In addition, it won a Golden Diploma from Italy’s 8th International Choir Competition and Festival of Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Secular, and Sacred Music in October 2009.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani left Iran for Paris on Sunday to record his new album in France.

     
    He will record the album for Accords Croisés label, he told the Persian service of MNA on Wednesday and added that no title has been selected for the album yet.
     
    Works by Persian classical poets Abu-Saeid Abul-Kheir and Rumi, and works by contemporary poets Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani and Fereidun Moshiri will be performed for the album, which has been composed by Saman Samimi.
     
    The album will also contain a song composed by Iranian poet, lyricist and musician Aref Qazvin (1882-1934).
     
    Qorbani will return to Iran on July 23 to organize some of his domestic concerts. 
     
    Qorbani and Moroccan singer Dorsaf Hamdani collaborated in an album entitled “Ivresses” (“Rapture”), which was released by Accords Croisés.
     
    Qorbani’s album “Le Rythme de la Parole” (“The Rhythm of the Word”) also was released by the record company.
      
    MMS/YAW
    END

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian filmmaker Majid Movasseqi recently completed shooting a documentary about an emerging quartet of young rappers in Kabul.

     
    During his visit to Kabul in early July, he stumbled upon the band as they were rehearsing to perform on Afghan Star, a pirated version of the British TV music competition Pop Idol, Movasseqi told the Tehran Times on Monday.
     
    They asked Movesseiqi not to reveal the English name they tentatively have selected for their band.
     
    “All members of the band were raised in Iran,” he said.
     
    “They are children of Afghan emigrants in Iran. Despite all the problems the Taliban created in Afghanistan, they have now returned to their homeland to start a career in music,” he added.
     
    “They reflect their problems in their songs,” he stated.
     
    According to Movasseqi, a number of Iranian musicians provided invaluable help to the members of the band.
     
    The shooting of the documentary, which is still untitled, was completed with the help of Afghan cinematographer Mohammad Javid and lyricist Morteza Javid.
     
    He was in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif from June 24 until July 1 to hold workshops on filmmaking and movie analysis by invitation of the Social Association of Afghan Journalists in North of Afghanistan (SAJNA).
     
    MMS/YAW
    END

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  • 07/15/14--08:08: Art news in brief
  • Iranian news agency to hold intl. cartoon contest about Quds Day
     
    TEHRAN – The AhlulBayt News Agency in Iran plans to hold a cartoon contest on the theme of International Quds Day.
     
    Submissions should be sent to cartoon@islamicaretz.com until July 22.
     
    International Quds Day is commemorated on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan every year in order to highlight the occupation of Palestinian lands by Israel and to show solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation.


     
     
    Iranian festival receives over 300 submissions from foreign filmmakers  
     
    TEHRAN – Over 300 films by filmmakers from 54 countries have been submitted so far to the 28th Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children.
     
     
    The films have been sent by directors from Argentina, Belarus, Russia, China, Greece, Japan, Ireland and 47 other countries.
     
    The festival will be held in the central Iranian city of Isfahan from October 3 to 6.
     


     
    Italian News Agency officials visiting IRNA
     
    TEHRAN – Italian News Agency (AGI) Director General Alessandro Pica and chief editor Roberto Iadicicco have arrived in Tehran to mull over a plan to collaborate with the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA).
     
    They visited some historical sites in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday on the sidelines of their trip to Iran. 



     
    “Beethoven” hits Iranian bookstores
     
     
    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of “Beethoven, the Man and the Artist: As Revealed in His Own Words” written by Friedrich Kerst and Henry Edward Krehbiel has been published in Iran.
     
    Translated by Hossein Soltan-Rahmati, the book was published by Afraz Publications.
     
    The book is a collection of Beethoven’s diaries and letters, which reflect his views on music, art, God, education, his own works, and many other subjects.



     
    Iranian films line up for Italian festival TEHRAN – Three Iranian short films will go on screen at the 15th Lucania Film Festival, which will be held in Italy from August 10 to 13.
     
     
     
    The films are “The Theft” directed by Mohammad Farahani, “Must Black” by Baran Sarmad and “It Hit upon the Roof” by Teimur Qaderi. 
     
    SB/YAW
    END
     

    0 0

    TEHRAN -- A large group of Iranian cineastes has asked the United Nations to stop the terrorist acts that are being committed by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    The request was made by over 160 cineastes in an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday. 
     
    The letter was published by the Resistance International Film Festival.
     
    “In line with human, national and historical duty, and based on religious and divine values, we cineastes expect you, who are an influential man in an international organization, to play your historic role at this important stage of time, and to use all your personal and organizational capabilities to take a major step in the restoration of peace and security in the world,” the group wrote in the letter.
     
    Directors Dariush Mehrjuii, Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur, Reza Mir-Karimi, Behruz Afkhami, Puran Derakhshandeh, and Ebrahim Hatamikia, and actresses Niki Karimi and Haneih Tavassoli are among those who signed the letter.
     
    Alireza Hajianzadeh, the managing director of Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, also wrote an open letter to Ban on Tuesday, expressing concern over the human catastrophe underway in Gaza.
     
    In addition, the Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi strongly criticized international human rights organizations’ silence over the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, in a statement published on last Saturday.
      
    MMS/YAW
    END
     

    0 0

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations have signed a memorandum of understanding.
     
    The MOU was inked by CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian and Indian Council of Cultural Relations Director Satish C. Mehta in Tehran on Monday, Talebian told the Persian service of IRNA on Tuesday.
     
    The two countries have agreed to expand collaboration in cultural heritage and tourism activities, he added.
     
    Preservation and restoration of cultural heritage were also mentioned in the MOU, he stated.
     
    In addition, holding cultural weeks and promoting tourism were stressed in this agreement, he added.
     
    Iran and India had signed a MOU in 2008, Satish C. Mehta said, adding that he is in Tehran to extend the previous agreement.
     
    He added that the new MOU also includes holding festivals of film, food and costume in both countries.
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

    0 0

    TEHRAN – Two works by Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti have been selected for an anti-war group exhibition, which is currently underway at the Louvre-Lens, an art museum located in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France.
     
    Entitled “Disasters of War”, the exhibit showcases artworks about wars that have occurred between the years 1800 to 2014. 
     
    The photos have been selected from Dashti’s series “Today’s Life and War”, she told the Persian service of ISNA on Tuesday.
     
    She has remade abstract scenes from the aftermath of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in the series, which was created in 2008. 
     
    “Photos about Iran-Iraq war rarely find their ways into the world photo exhibits, so this is a positive achievement that the photos were selected for this exhibit,” she said.
     
    This exhibition looks at how artists contributed to a growing disenchantment with war, the museum has written on its website.
     
    “In twelve sequences, the exhibition charts the major milestones in this little-known history, through some twenty conflicts and 450 works by almost 200 artists,” the website explains.
     
    The exhibit, which opened on May 28, will be running until October 6. 
     
    Dashti has received her M.A. in photography from the University of Tehran in 2005. 
     
    She has held various exhibitions around the world, and her works have been displayed in many museums, festivals and biennales. 
     
     
    RM/YAW
    END
     

    0 0

    TEHRAN – The director of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Satish C. Mehta, visited the Academy of Persian Language and Literature (APLL) in Tehran on Tuesday.
     
    Mehta and APLL Director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel discussed the expansion of cultural relations during the meeting.
     
    They also stressed on reinforcement of bilateral cooperation, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday.
     
    The enduring relationship between Iran and India is a valuable resource to help develop ties in different areas, Haddad-Adel said.
     
    He added that cultural weeks will also help familiarize both countries with traditions and costumes. 
     
    Haddad-Adel asked for more collaboration in different academic fields, and hoped the meeting would lead to increased cultural relations, and the promotion of tourism and handicrafts.
     
    Satish C. Mehta expressed his happiness in visiting Iran and said, “The rich art and cultural achievements will provide the ground for expanded cultural ties.”
     
    Development of relations in tourism and handicrafts, and facilitating the process of visiting both countries for artists will play a major role in increasing information about both countries, he added. 
     
    Satish C. Mehta who is in Tehran also visited Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian on Monday.
     
    They both signed a new MOU to expand collaboration in cultural heritage and tourism activities.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

    0 0

    TEHRAN – A large group of Iranian thespians, directors and other stage artists condemned the Israeli crimes in Gaza in a statement, which was issued by the Center for Dramatic Arts on Wednesday.
     
    “The residents of this free land are not an indifferent and heartless audience. They show their deep loathing for all those behind this scenario, and feel that they share in the deep sorrow and epic resistance of the oppressed people of Gaza,” reads a part of the statement. 
     
    “Gaza is not just a piece of land; it is a repetition of the isolation of an oppressed generation over the years. It is a scene filled with unfinished confrontation of right and peace with arrogance and violence,” it continues.
     
    Hossein Mosafer-Astaneh, Mahmud Azizi, Hossein Parsaii, Mehdi Shafiei, Shahram Karami, Parsia Moqtadi, Pari Saberi and Mahmud Farhang are among the theatrical figures who signed the statement. 
     
    Moreover, a large group of Iranian cineastes asked the United Nations to stop the terrorist acts committed by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    The request was made by over 160 cineastes in an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday.
     
    RM/YAW
    END

    0 0
  • 07/16/14--07:34: Art news in brief
  • Resistance filmfest announces national lineup
     
    TEHRAN – The 13th Resistance International Film Festival announced the lineup for the national competition on Tuesday.
     
    Seventeen movies including “We Have a Guest” directed by Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur, “Soil and Coral” by Seyyed Masud Atyabi, “Che” by Ebrahim Hatamikia and “The Last 50 Steps” by Kiumars Purahmad will compete in the festival. 
     
    The 13th Resistance International Film Festival will be held in Tehran in late September.
     
     
    Art Party 3 opens at IAF
     
    TEHRAN – Art Party 3, which is dedicated to displaying works by veteran Iranian artists, is currently underway at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF).
     
    Works by 60 artists, including Parviz Kalantari, Kambiz Derambakhsh, Reza Bangiz and Farah Abulqasem, are being showcased at the exhibition, which runs until July 24 at the Paeez, Zemestan and Momayyez galleries of the IAF.
     
     
    ICRO condemns Israeli crimes in Gaza
     
    TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) has condemned the Israeli crimes in Gaza.
     
    In a statement, which was published on Wednesday, the ICRO also asked the regional and international organizations to support the defenseless people in Gaza.
     
    Over 200 people, including women and children, have been killed in Israeli bombardments of Gaza over the past ten days.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

    0 0

    TEHRAN – The Tehran Vocal Ensemble is competing at the 8th World Choir Games, which is currently underway in Riga, Latvia.

     
    The a cappella ensemble, which is led by conductor Milad Omranlu, gave a performance in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section on Wednesday.
     
    It is scheduled to perform in the Popular Choral Music section today and the last concert of the group will be in the Folklore section tomorrow.
     
    Over 480 ensembles from 60 countries are competing in the World Choir Games, which opened on July 9 and will end on Saturday.
     
    A different country is selected each year to host the World Choir Games, which is known as the Olympics for choirs.
     
    The World Choir Games, which were held in China in July 2010, honored the Tehran ensemble with a silver medal in the Folklore section and a bronze medal in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section.
     
    The Tehran Vocal Ensemble has been honored at several other prestigious events worldwide.
     
    The group won a gold medal at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section and a silver medal at the Folklore section of the 2nd Asian Choir Games in South Korea in July 2009.
     
    In September 2009, the ensemble received a gold medal in the Mixed Choir Category of the 11th International Folksong Choir Festival in Barcelona.
     
    In addition, it won a Golden Diploma from Italy’s 8th International Choir Competition and Festival of Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Secular, and Sacred Music in October 2009.
     
    SB/YAW
    END

    0 0

    TEHRAN -- Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani left Iran for Paris on Sunday to record his new album in France.

     
    He will record the album for Accords Croisés label, he told the Persian service of MNA on Wednesday and added that no title has been selected for the album yet.
     
    Works by Persian classical poets Abu-Saeid Abul-Kheir and Rumi, and works by contemporary poets Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani and Fereidun Moshiri will be performed for the album, which has been composed by Saman Samimi.
     
    The album will also contain a song composed by Iranian poet, lyricist and musician Aref Qazvin (1882-1934).
     
    Qorbani will return to Iran on July 23 to organize some of his domestic concerts. 
     
    Qorbani and Moroccan singer Dorsaf Hamdani collaborated in an album entitled “Ivresses” (“Rapture”), which was released by Accords Croisés.
     
    Qorbani’s album “Le Rythme de la Parole” (“The Rhythm of the Word”) also was released by the record company.
      
    MMS/YAW
    END

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