Concert of pop singer suspended in Iran

Concert of pop singer suspended in Iran
ID : N-4244 Date : 2019/02/03 - 10:06

(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance who is responsible for giving concert permits has issued a notification about the suspension of the activities of concert organizers for well-known pop singer Hamid Askari.

The notification reads: “The stage performance steering committee is currently investigating permit violations by the Hamid Askari ensemble in their recent concert; the group and its organizers are suspended until further notice.”

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the reason has been cited as the solo singing of a woman vocalist in Askari’s last concert. Sharia law in Iran forbids women from singing in the presence of men. Women can only sing for an all-woman audience.


Read more: 

1st all-women cast opera since the ‘79 Revolution"

► Music in Iran is a man’s world 

Art has no gender


Despite these restrictions, accompanying woman vocalist, Negin Parsa, who was performing alongside Askari sang on her own for a few seconds. Concert hall organizers immediately cut off the microphones, but Hamid Askari gave her his mic to continue. The event went viral on social media in Iran.


Read more: 

Music in Iran suffers from inherent patriarchy

Frist woman conductor of the National Orchestra

Women’s voice is a silent art in Iran


The wait is no on for a decision to be made about the Hamid Askari ensemble.

Click here for more arts and cultural news.

Follow us on Twitter

Comments

captcha Refresh

Rate this post

0 Users rated to this post

Related posts