2nd round of Tehran art auction
The Tehran art auction will be holding the second round of its seventh edition in January 2018. It is an event at which contemporary and modern works of art are auctioned every year.
Motaghedi: Nima poetry not translated
Mahmoud Motaghedi, Iranian poet and literary researcher, believes that the poetry of Nima Yushij did not become universal due to a lack of translation. He says: “There was no one to translate his poetry into other languages. In my view, we must ponder on why Nima’s work was on a global level, but it never became global. Perhaps because the Persian language has been neglected.”
Iran globalizes women’s wrestling
Women’s Classical Wrestling, presented to the World Wrestling Federation by Iran, has been approved by its board of directors.
Artist: Masoud Shaari/ Christophe Rezai
(Persia Digest) – The track “Complaint” from the album “Journey” is a work by two prominent Iranian musicians, Massoud Shorari and Christoph Rezaei. It is a fusion of pure Iranian classical music and western music with a touch of Indian. It is considered one of the best fusion pieces in this genre.
Artist: Hatra Band
Genre: Psychedelic folk
(Persia Digest) – “Genesis” from the album “Hatra” is a psychedelic folk fusion with classical Persian music, the blues, and minimal.
Sonnet II (music)
Artist: Hooshyar Khayam
Album: A Thousand Acacias
(Persia Digest) - Sonnet II from the album “A thousand Acacias” is a classical piece by Hooshyar Khayam, but with an eastern setting. It is beautifully composed and performed by Khayam.
Yet, your drunken eyes in haste (music)
Artist: Babak Golestani
(Persia Digest) – “Yet, your drunken eyes in haste” from the album “Tootia” has been created with a poem by Molana. The recording has been entirely done in Switzerland.
La petite suite de concert - Movement I (music)
Artist: Peyman Yazdanian
(Persia Digest) – “La petite suite de concert - Movement I” from the “Suites” album is a short Western classical music track which has blended with the delicate spirit and sensations of composer Peyman Yazdanian to create a pleasant listening time.
As I saw you (music)
Artist: Mohammad Motamedi
Album: Tell me where are you
Composer: Majid Vafadar
Genre: Classical Persian
(Persia Digest) – “As I saw you” is an old song which has been covered by Mohammad Motamedi. Covering old songs is very popular among people in Iran.
Ravi [Narrator] (music)
Artist: Golfam Khayyam
Album: Ravi [Narrator]
Genre: Classical/New Age
(Persia Digest) - Ravi [Narrator] is an album by Golfam Khayyam, player of acoustic guitar in the Clasical/New Age genre. In parts, it is accompanied with the lute playing of Siavash Roshan that takes it peeping into oriental music.
In memory of Iqbal (music)
Artist: Peyman Yazdanian, Mohamad Reza Darvishi
Album: Goosh [Listen]
Genre: Experimental/ Classical
(Persia Digest) - Be yade Eghbal [In memory of Iqbal], the renowned Azeri vocalist, from the album Goosh 1 [Listen 1], has been recorded at his home by Payman Yazdanian. The set of five “Listen” albums are an audio-visual promenade in the everyday life of the city.
Persian Trilogy (music)
Artist: Behzad Ranjbaran
Album: Persian Trilogy
(Persia Digest) – Three major legends from Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings “Shahnameh” are used to create Behzad Ranjbaran’s work, transformed into an Iranian masterpiece, The Persian Trilogy, by the London Symphony Orchestra; a classical, romantic piece with elements of modern music.