Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University
The Russian city of St Petersburgh has sent gifts of miniatures to Isfahan University in Iran, illustrating the history of the city. Head of the Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irina Samanova, gave a speech at the opening of the Isfahan miniature dedicated to Isfahan University, and said: “These miniatures are a gift from the city of St Petersburgh to Isfahan University.”
Supreme Court rules in favor of Iran
On 21 February, Reuters reports from Washington that the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.
Decoding ancient Persian cup in Russia
Buried in an old wooden house three meters under the ground in a square overlooked by the Moscow Stock Exchange, lay an antique bronze Persian cup belonging to the 16th century. Recently discovered, it displays a poem written by the 14th century Persian mystic and poet Hafez of Shiraz.
Artist: Toufic Farroukh
Album: Fer Forgé
(Persia Digest) – “Callipyge” is a track from the “Fer Forgé” band which has beautifully combined oriental music, in particular Arabic music, with instruments such as the setar, Arabic instruments, and jazz music.
Artist: Mong Band
Album: Eqlim [Territory]
(Persia Digest) – The track “Lag” from the album Eqlim [Territory] is performed with unconventional tunings of the guitar. It is also inspired by the music of the orient and shows the high potential of the music in this part of the world to be played with the guitar as a fusion with music from other parts of the world.
Artist: Alan Kushan
Album: Par [Feather]
(Persia Digest) – Himalaya soundtrack from the “Par” [Feather] album is by artist Alan Kushan. It is a fusion of various oriental music, especially from Iran and India. In this piece, Abhijit Banerjee accompanies Alan with his tabla.
Artist: Siavash Sadr Azodi
Genre: New Age
(Persia Digest) – “Metamorphosis” is an album by Siavash Sadre-Azodi in the New Age genre very much in tune with oriental tastes in music. The trace of many other styles of music can be found here.
Artist: Maziyar Khavajiyan
(Persia Digest) – “Discovery” from the album “Annihilation” is a fusion of oriental music, Indian music in particular, with rock. This is an innovative piece of music and much work can be done on it.
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.
Didar [Meeting] (music)
Artist: Mohamadreza Ebrahimi
Album: Goosh 2 [Listen 2]
(Persia Digest) - Didar [Meeting] from the album Goosh 2 [Listen 2] is as fusion of two oriental music spheres, performed with the two instruments of divan and clarinet.