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Permit no permit - voices without permits silenced
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Permit no permit - voices without permits silenced

The news was regretful. At last, after a year and a half from the death of Habib Mohebian, popular singer in the pop music genre, permit was issued to publish his album in Iran. Pop music became known in Iran with Habib. Iranian singer of pop music who lived many years of his life in the United States; however, in 2009 he returned to Iran to live and work the remaining years of his life here. It was said that some officials in the administration of the former President Ahmadinedjad had given him promises to allow him to work in Iran and so he returned.

Fajr Music Festival begins
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Fajr Music Festival begins

The 33rd Fajr International Music Festival with the attendance by 50 Iranian and foreign music groups will begin tomorrow in Tehran. This year, the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival will have 50 music groups participating in its programs, 15 of which are from other countries. In this year’s festival like previous years, groups representing traditional Iranian music are also attending, together with fusion music groups, as well as pop music groups, the classicalists

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations


In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran


The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes


Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis


The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Pakistanis return to Iran by train


After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground


One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers


The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)


Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist


Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.