Maersk Line and MSC stay in Iranian ports
Deputy of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMO) has announced: “Presently, shipping lines will continue their routine operations in Iranian ports.”
Saman Arastou: Theater only medium for transgender
Saman Arastou, theater director, has talked to Persia Digest about transgender life in Iran, his plays, and the power of the theater in raising awareness to censored situations.
Zangeneh: Iran to take legal steps against Pakistan
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum has stated that the expansion of gas fields is continuing in cooperation with domestic and foreign companies, and added: “We are unable to speak about the agreements which will be concluded soon, because we are worried about obstructions.”
Iranian rock climber MVP 2017
Rock climber Reza Alipour from Iran has become the most valuable player in non-Olympic disciplines.
Iran welcomes foreign investors in tourism
The CEO of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran announced: “The government of Iran has placed tourism at the top of its agenda as one of its main missions. Thus, I am inviting all foreign investors to enter the tourism sector in Iran and invest here. I can reassure them that the Iranian government will support them and their investment will be profitable.”
Five cities on Turkish Airlines monitors
Tabriz, Yazd, Ahvaz, Hamedan, and Kerman have joined the ad network of Turkish Airlines. From now on, these five most spectacular Iranian cities will be screened on the IFE TV screens of all Turkish Airlines flights.
China ready to build hotel in Iran
At a meeting with the Iranian Tourism Deputy, the head of a Chinese investment group said the group was ready to build hotels in Iran. At the meeting, he pointed out to Iran’s capacities in attracting tourists, and said: “The increasing number of Chinese restaurants in Iran will certainly help to attract more tourists from this country.”
Turkish Airlines advertises “Tabriz 2018”
Agreements have been reached for Turkish Airlines to advertise the “Tabriz 2018” event taking place in Iran next year on all its flights and all the travel agencies where the airline is represented.
Tehran Travel Show Narratives
23 November 2017 will witness the first Tehran Travel Show, organized for the love of travel with the participation of travel record holders from around the world.
Iran eyes market share for gas exports
On 22 October 2017, Indian Express writes that Europe will be a difficult market for Iran to tap into, as Russia continues to dominate the European energy market.
Discovery of Ashkanid graves thanks to gas pipes
When Alexander the Macedonian died in 330 BCE in ‘Sad Darvazeh Damghan’ in Semnan and part of the Seleucid Empire disintegrated, the Ashkanid spread their kingdom in this area and gradually scattered around the country.
Beloved Don't Let Me Be Discouraged
Beloved Don't Let Me Be Discouraged
Artists: Keyhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider
Album: Silent city
Genre: World music
(Persia digest)- The above album consists of 4 pieces, totaling 53 minutes. The main track of the album entitled Silent City is approximately 30 minutes long. The idea originally took shape when Harvard University commissioned Kayhan Kalhor to write a piece for a music appreciation class. Kalhor and members of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet collaborated to release the album they named Silent City.
The collection received positive reviews from critiques in all. Christoph Rezai called it a successful experience in fusing eastern and western music; the New York Times said it had gone beyond the music charter of the Middle East, and Allmusic said the complexity of Kalhor’s melody combined with the Brooklyn Rider music is enchanting. Silent City was in 18th place on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums Chart, and Songlines Magazine named it best instrumental music for 2008.
This music has been performed live in cities such as London, New York, Virginia, Chicago, and Minneapolis, accompanied by the Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s playing.
Kayhan Kalhor: Kamancheh
Colin Jacobsen: Violin
Johnny Gandelsman: Violin
Nicholas Cords: Viola
Eric Jacobsen: Cello
Jeffrey Beecher: Bass
Mark Suther: Percussion
Siamak Aghaei: Santur & Tonbak