Iranian Music

Iran team holds silent protest – DW – 11/21/2022

Football is the last thing on most people’s minds in Iran right now, but the country’s men’s team used the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to launch a powerful protest. As the national anthem played ahead of their game against England, the team stood silent, refusing to sing. Their decision …

Read More »

CMC Keck Center’s ‘Revolution Will Be a Remix’ Lecture Highlights Protests in Iran

Malekzadeh has taught at various universities on Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, including Williams and Swarthmore College. (Anna Shobe • Student Life) As Iran protests the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian woman killed by Islamic Republic police for improperly wearing the hijab, continues into its tenth week, the …

Read More »

Iran issues first known death sentence linked to uprising

Comment this story Comment An Iranian court has sentenced an anti-government protester to death for the first time since police allegedly killed a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September sparked the longest major protests against Iran’s cleric-led security state. The protesters called for a change in Iran’s leadership and an end …

Read More »

In Iran, political dissidents express themselves through rap

Rappers and rap music have been a vocal presence in the deadly protests taking place in Iran. The unrest began after the death of a young woman named Jina Amini – also known as Mahsa in custody of the morality police of this country. The same morality police have a …

Read More »

Alwar is set to host Locals District, a 3-day techno music festival

Good vibes, ambient skies and lots of groovy music await you at Alwar. From November 11-13, the city will host Locals District, a techno music festival that will feature more than 40 artists from around the world. Here are the details. By Anouchka Goel Warm Rajasthani afternoons and cool evening …

Read More »

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launch rocket amid fresh protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard paramilitaries launched a new satellite-carrying rocket on Saturday, state television reported, seeking to demonstrate the prowess of harsh force even as protests anti-government rage across the country. Iranian state TV said the Guard successfully launched the solid-fuel rocket – what …

Read More »

Skipton’s Hinterlands Film Festival announces plans for 2023

Skipton’s three-day celebration of the great outdoors in cinema will return in March, as the Hinterlands Film Festival unveils some of the lineup for the event. Organizers have announced the first films and events to join the festival program – which returns for a fourth year between March 17 and …

Read More »

Mahoor Afshar: The situation of Iranian music is not good at all

Authentic Iranian music is undoubtedly very beautiful and pleasing and pleasing to the ears, and the unique traditional music delights every listener. In addition to this ever-enjoyable kind of music, other styles emerged that shone on stage, but nowadays music exists in all styles. . not very well Events have …

Read More »

Little-known Israeli singer is making waves in Iran

In 2020, two years before the current wave of anti-regime protests swept Iran, a little-known Israeli singer Hadar Maoz released a song called “Iran Enlightened”, where she called for the liberation of the Iranian people. from the yoke of the Islamist regime. The song gained thousands of views on YouTube, …

Read More »

Protests in Iran spark solidarity rallies in US and Europe: NPR

A man gestures as people attend a protest against the Iranian regime in Berlin on Saturday. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption toggle caption Markus Schreiber/AP A man gestures as people attend a protest against the Iranian regime in Berlin on Saturday. Markus Schreiber/AP WASHINGTON — Singing crowds marched through the streets …

Read More »

‘Black Adam’, ‘Ticket to Paradise’, more

Note: This is valid for the week beginning October 21. The fall has been relatively quiet, from a blockbuster standpoint. But it looks like the stars will be out in force this weekend. Here’s what’s new in theaters in the Milwaukee area starting Friday, plus some of the new movies …

Read More »

Hammersmith Apollo evacuated over bomb threat at concert by Iranian singer

London’s Eventim Apollo venue in Hammersmith was evacuated last night following a bomb threat at a concert by an Iranian singer. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said they received an anonymous call ‘threatening a concert hall’ at 8pm on Sunday evening (October 9) while Dariush Eghbali was performing. The …

Read More »

Winners recognized for their commitment to contemporary social and environmental issues

DNA Geneva, Switzerland, 6 October 2022 – The winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Music Awards were named today. The triennial awards, established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 2018, recognize outstanding creativity, promise and entrepreneurship in music in societies around the world where Muslims have a significant presence. …

Read More »

Young Iranian protesters have nothing to lose

“After Mahsa, everything hangs by a hair.” These words, spray-painted red on a wall in Tehran last week, sum up the atmosphere of rage and defiance that has plagued Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died in police custody in mid -September after being arrested …

Read More »

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies aged 59

Coolio, the rapper who was among the biggest names in 1990s hip-hop with hits such as “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager announced. Coolio died at a friend’s home in Los Angeles, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not …

Read More »

Must-see Gael García Bernal movies to watch

Gael García Bernal’s versatility has made him one of the most respected actors around. The Mexican actor and producer began his feature film acting career working with Oscar-winning filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón in the early 2000s, taking on his career-launching roles in loves perros and Y tu …

Read More »

Biden, Mariah Carey and Metallica unite against poverty and climate change

Metallica and Mariah Carey led an A-list of musicians on Saturday, and President Joe Biden made a surprise video appearance, as the Global Citizen Festival sought to mobilize action against poverty and climate change. Celebrating its 10th year, the six-hour festival drew thousands to New York’s Central Park and featured …

Read More »

Anghami celebrates Saudi National Day with exclusive content

A ‘key trend’ in the latest Arab youth survey is a ‘decline in news consumption’ DUBAI: Dubai-based public relations agency ASDA’A BCW has released the results of its 14th annual survey of Arab youth, described as the largest independent survey of its kind. This year’s findings are grouped under six …

Read More »

Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo’s concerts canceled in Turkey after being targeted by pro-government media

Duvar English Two concerts that Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo planned to hold in the Turkish provinces of Bursa and Konya have been canceled. The move came after Namjo was targeted by pro-government Turkish media and Islamist figures. The media claimed that Namjoo was “ridiculing the Quran by turning verses of …

Read More »

Yamma Ensemble brings music from the Jewish Diaspora to Athens

Over thousands of years of Jewish migration, communities have developed distinctive musical styles. The Yamma Together, Israel’s premier world music group performs ancient and modern Hebrew music from across the Jewish Diaspora. The band makes its Athens debut on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. …

Read More »

Middle Eastern students at Syracuse University need physical space on campus

My mother immigrated from Iran to the United States when she was only 16 years old. At that age, I didn’t quite understand how valuable it was to be completely immersed in my culture, which my mother feverishly kept alive in my home. Growing up Iranian-American meant baking Christmas cookies …

Read More »

Music from Iran | Minnesota Monthly Calendar

On Sunday, September 25, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host TCICC’s Music of Iran Concert, featuring some of Minnesota’s most talented Iranian-American musicians.The ten-member Minnesota Daf Ensemble led by master drummer Negin Chahardoli will open the concert with several pieces composed for traditional Iranian frame drums. They …

Read More »

A documentary on Poitras wins the first prize at the Venice Film Festival

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’ epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their ties to art received the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the 79th International Film Festival of Venice. Poitras, the American filmmaker behind Edward Snowden’s Oscar-winning documentary …

Read More »

Preview of the Small World Music Festival 2022

From September 16-18, Small World will bring together local and international musicians and performers for a free event at the Fort York Garrison Common. Opening doors to the picturesque heart of Toronto to artists and audiences, Small World sparks further celebration of Toronto’s history, present and future through a musical …

Read More »

Praise of letters | Bis

To write is also not to speak. Keep quiet. Scream without sound. Marguerite Duras, Write, 1993 Three years before his death, Umberto Eco expressed concern that we were on the verge of losing an art form. He said, “The art of handwriting teaches us to control our hands and encourages …

Read More »

US Navy Says Iran Briefly Seizes US Marine Drone Again | app

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The US Navy says Iran again briefly seized a US marine drone before releasing it. Tehran says its navy seized two drones in the Red Sea before releasing them. Cmdt. Timothy Hawkins, spokesman for the Navy’s 5th Fleet based in the Middle East, acknowledged …

Read More »

10 Must-See Bay Area Concerts This Fall

Hailing from France and drawing on their Afro-Cuban heritage, the Ibeyi twin sisters create a deeply spiritual form of electronic pop that pays homage to the West African Yoruba faith in which they were raised. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz sing in French, Spanish, Yoruba and English about magic, healing, miracles, …

Read More »

Iran allows token number of women in stadium under pressure from FIFA

Under pressure from world soccer federation FIFA, 500 female fans were allowed into Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a local league soccer match. Tickets were only sold to 500 female fans and a special forces unit of female riot police was on hand to lead them to their secluded section …

Read More »

Tehran. Iranians flock to Western art exhibition | cultural | Report on arts, music and lifestyle in Germany | DW

A transparent mural by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, minimalist art by Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd, and works by packaging artist Christo are just some of more than 130 works by 34 Western artists world famous which currently have Iranians flocking to Tehran. Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition has …

Read More »

US says airstrikes in Syria aim to send message to Iran

AL-AGHAWAT, Iraq: Younes Ajil turns on the tap in his home but nothing comes out: Dozens of villages are without running water in drought-stricken Iraq, surviving on sporadic water tanker deliveries and salty wells . For everything from drinks and baths to dishes and clothes, Ajil and her eight children …

Read More »

The Islamic Republic kills Islam in Iran

Growing up, I hated Muharram and Safar. These two months of mourning in Shia Islam meant that the Iranian regime’s already strict application of religious orthodoxy would be all the more brutal. This year Muharram started on July 30 and Safar ends on September 26. Instead of commemorating the battle …

Read More »

Tehrant | Movie Threat

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2022 REVIEW! The avant-garde romantic comedy from director/co-writer Faran Moradi, Tehrantmixes the angst of dating with the strict class and religious rules in the Iranian expat community in Toronto, Canada. Badi (Sammy Azero) is a young medical student striving to rise above his family’s blue-collar status. Sharon …

Read More »

Bianca Stigter: 7 films that taught me what cinema is capable of

Bianca Stigter makes her directorial debut. The Dutch cultural historian and critic was inspired to make her first documentary after discovering three minutes of personal 16mm video footage shot in 1938 by David Kurtz. This is the only remaining footage of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland, before the Holocaust. …

Read More »

‘Pop Idol’ and stage star Darius Campbell Danesh dies at 41

FILE – Darius Campbell Danesh appears at the after party for the opening night of the musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at the Savoy Hotel in London April 2, 2014. Campbell Danesh, who shot to fame in 2001 in the British reality show ‘Pop Idol’ and topped the UK music charts …

Read More »

Rushdie and the satanic clerics of Iran

In May 2015, the PEN Literary Gala presented its Courage of Freedom of Expression Award to the murdered cartoonists of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Earlier that year, two Islamists gunned down a dozen cartoonists who had had the audacity to satirize the Prophet Muhammad. Among other images, they …

Read More »

Author Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New …

Read More »

Iranian OUT OF NOWHERE releases ‘Personal’ music video ‘Dying Sun’

Iranian metalcore band Out Of Nowhere released their song “Dying Sun” after moving to Istanbul, Turkey. Since the premiere of their latest music video, “Blind Crow,” on the Knotfest website, the group has gone through the hardships that every immigrant faces. They captured these difficulties in their latest creative effort, …

Read More »

Steve Aoki & Timmy Trumpet Revamp Iconic DJ Aligator Club Smash To Unleash Brand New Banger, “The Whistle”

The past few months have seen the long-awaited global resurgence of our beloved festivals from all corners of the globe, and no one is as busy as this dynamic duo. Last weekend, Timmy Trumpet joined Steve Aoki on the main stage of Tomorrowland where they released this mammoth track that …

Read More »

Luke Haines & Peter Buck Present…All The Kids Are Super Bummed Out…Brand New Double Album To Be Released October 28, 2022 – Metal Planet Music

All the kids are super disappointed is the second album/collaboration between Luke Haines (Authors/Baader/Meinhof/Black Box Recorder) and Peter Buck (REM). After a chance encounter in 2019 when Peter bought one of Luke’s paintings online (Lou Reed, £99.00), the pair decided to collaborate on what turned out to be their debut …

Read More »

Report: 7 Iraqi tourists killed by floods in northeast Iran | app

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed seven Iraqi tourists in northeastern Iran on Saturday, Iranian state media reported, the latest in the death toll as downpours continue to batter the country. The official IRNA news agency said the tourists were part of a group of …

Read More »

WATCH NOW: Rebelling Against All Odds: Eastern Music Festival Head Seeker Seeks to Make an Impact Through Music | Local

Asieh Mahyar is fluent in four languages. The first is Persian, also known as Farsi in its country of origin, Iran. The second, Armenian. The third, English. And the last? Mahyar PAIGE DINGLER, NEWS AND RECORDING Last month, Mahyar traveled to North Carolina to study music in Greensboro. Each year, …

Read More »

New music by Ronela Hajati, Emma Muscat & Blas Cantó and more

Summer is always the quiet time for Eurovision fans as we wait for the national finals to start again. Fortunately, the music will always go on and a number of Eurovision artists are still producing new songs for our enjoyment. Contrary to the commonly perpetuated myth of killer song contest …

Read More »

‘Our culture…rarely celebrates older women’: Silas Howard and Naz Riahi on Madelynn Von Ritz is Almost Famous

Madelynn Von Ritz is almost famous Filmmakers Silas Howard and Naz Riahi focus on an underrated local musician in their short documentary Madelynn Von Ritz is almost famous, which they co-directed. The titular subject, who performs under the modest moniker of Lynn Castle, once had a single painting on the …

Read More »

The “Cars” Theory Says the Universe Had Its Own Iran Hostage Crisis

Picture via Disney The Cars The franchise features some of Pixar’s most financially successful films and has spawned a mountain of merchandise, toys, and tie-ins. But that’s not all Cars franchise has produced. It’s also created a mountain of fan theories that question why the world is only populated by …

Read More »

Morning Headlines – Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | Recent News

US and Global Securities Ukraine war: Putin to visit Iran on rare international trip Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran on Tuesday, on his second trip abroad since he launched the invasion of Ukraine in February. Mr Putin will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Turkish President …

Read More »

Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani becomes youngest recipient of Wigmore Medal

Mahan Esfahani, a 38-year-old Iranian-American harpsichordist, has become the youngest recipient of the Wigmore Medal. In recognition of his outstanding musical achievement and contribution to Wigmore Hall, Esfahani received the medal last night from Wigmore Hall director John Gilhooly. The presentation followed Esfahani’s performance of JS Bach’s The Art of …

Read More »

Reza Ramyar Talks About The Challenges And Obstacles He Overcame To Succeed As A Singer And Musician

Reza Ramyar is a pop and rap musician and singer is one of the young and beautiful Iranian singers who was born on April 11, 1990. Perhaps the best and most popular song of Reza Ramyar can be considered his song ” Khoda Joonam”, which he released in 2018. Reza …

Read More »

On Middle East trip, Biden reassures Israelis about Iran nuclear talks

Video During a four-day trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, President Biden will focus on securing oil for American gas pumps, slowing Iran’s nuclear program and strengthening relations with Saudi Arabia.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times JERUSALEM — President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday to open a four-day visit to …

Read More »

Lebanon celebrates the modest return of music festivals

Lebanese music festivals made a modest comeback with a performance at the Roman ruins of Baalbek this weekend, marking the country’s first-ever show after the financial crisis. Under the title “Baalbek Nights Return”, conductor Lubnan Baalbaki – whose first name means “Lebanon” and whose last name means “from Baalbek” – …

Read More »

Iranian Social Drama ‘Summer With Hope’ Wins Top Karlovy Prize – Deadline

Iranian feature film by Sadaf Foroughi been with hope scooped the Grand Prize in the main Crystal Globe competition at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, July 1-9. The social drama revolves around a young swimming champion whose close bond with his coach draws disapproval from those around him. …

Read More »

The Kronos Quartet Return to Rancho Nicasio for a Lawn BBQ This Month

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet will return to Rancho Nicasio for BBQ on the Lawn on July 24 at 4 p.m. Located in the town square of Nicasio, Rancho Nicasio was established in 1941 and has retained its rural atmosphere and quiet beauty. Performing as part of the historic truck …

Read More »

Our 10 Favorite New Vinyl Releases This Week – The Vinyl Factory

Persian piano, new age bliss and an unfiltered WPNry dance floor. This week’s recap is by VF’s Will Pritchard and Lazlo Rugoff, alongside Annabelle Van Dort, Emily Hill and James Hammond. Dominique Lawalree First meeting (Catch Wave Ltd / Ergot Records) To buy The word esoteric gets used a lot …

Read More »

Britney Spears’ Husband Sam & Paris Hilton Both Say The Couple’s Wedding Was A ‘Fairytale’

Sam Asghariwho got married Britney Spears earlier this month, said their marriage was a “fairy tale”. On Wednesday morning, the Iranian-American actor appeared on ABC hello america to talk about his new film, harness, but it also opened up about the life of a married man. “I have to wear …

Read More »

UNHCR holds World Refugee Day in Iran for first time since COVID-19

TEHRAN – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, marked World Refugee Day on Wednesday with a series of events across the Islamic Republic of Iran, under the theme “Whoever, where and when, everyone has the right to seek security”. For the first time in two years since the outbreak of the …

Read More »

Artist Sheree Hovsepian shares insight into where her work is headed after Venice. Tip: This involves a lot more strings

With its first presentation at Venice Biennale this year and a personal exhibition which will open at Rachel Uffner gallery in New York in September, Sheree HOVSEPIAN Spend a moment. The Iranian-American artist has become known for her exquisite cadaver-like photographic assemblages, which overlay gelatin silver prints and photograms of …

Read More »

6 Mind-Blowing, Underrated Movies That Represent Animation At Its Best

Animation is an incredibly versatile practice, with some of the highest-grossing films being animated classics that are now forever entwined in pop culture. It’s a genre that everyone has seen at least once in their life; ranging from family-favorite wholesome classics by major studios like disney Where Dream works to …

Read More »

Kazakh president visits Iran amid nuclear challenges

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed Brussels’ support for his embattled country’s bid to join the European Union as a “historic” achievement. The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine and Moldova gain EU candidate status, a move that marks the start of what is likely to be a long journey towards …

Read More »

I am more than my niqab

First episode of the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel is an exciting display of culture and faith. Some viewers criticized the series for not being relatable enough or too niche (read: Pakistani and Muslim), but it still has a huge following as it’s currently the highest-rated Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe TV …

Read More »

Multicultural festival brings food, dance and community to London

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, the London Multicultural Festival made its grand return to Covent Garden Market on Sunday. Hundreds of Londoners were on hand to enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and produce from countries and cultures around the world. “It’s a lot bigger than we thought, …

Read More »

Piping live! to celebrate a return to in-person events with a packed festival

Piping live! will return this summer with a calendar of in-person and virtual events from Saturday August 6 to Sunday August 14, 2022. The world’s largest festival dedicated to the art of bagpipes, will celebrate its return to the full in-person program for the first time since 2019, providing a …

Read More »

Upcoming local and regional events

The Creative Collective’s new art exhibition “Aspire & Enlighten” The Creative Collective presents “Aspire & Enlighten”, the latest show from the group of up-and-coming local artists who have become an exciting new addition to the San Diego art and gallery scene. The reception of the artists will take place on …

Read More »

Palestinian farmers sound the alarm over foot-and-mouth outbreak

KHARTOUM: Noureddine Jaber, a musician endowed with a unique half-guitar half-drum instrument, gives voice to the long marginalized Eastern communities of Sudan through a new album.Originally from the city of Port Sudan on the Red Sea, Jaber belongs to the Beja people, a group of nomadic herders and herders with …

Read More »

Reza Pahlavi: The unity of the Iranian popular forces is more important than the unity of the opposition

Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran, delivered a speech to the Iranian people from Washington DC on June 3. The biggest alternative to the Islamic Republic is the Iranian people who continue their protests despite the Iranian regime’s oppressive measures and internet shutdown, Pahlavi said at the press conference …

Read More »

A woman who represented a nation

“It’s not just about the power of women. It is about the power of human beings. If you believe in yourself, that means you can. These are the words of Zar Amr Ebrahimi during his press conference on Sunday evening after winning the Best Actress award at the 75th Cannes …

Read More »

IN MEMORIAM: THE SOUL OF SANTOOR – Journal

A maestro is one who has perfected established techniques and aspects of music. But what do you call someone who gives music a whole new identity and joins the ranks of Mozart, Baray Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Ahmad Jan Thirikwa or Vilayat Khan. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is the …

Read More »

Are all-female castings becoming more common on stage? Several shows this season suggest yes

All-female casts, while not unheard of, have historically been far less common than all-male casts, which have been part of theater from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Mamet. If the current theater season is any indication, that could change. For girls of color who have thought about suicide / …

Read More »

London’s Persian bakery open 365 days a year where people queue in the street for its specialty bread and traditional pastries

Towards one end of the northern line exists a hidden gem of a neighborhood that could easily be mistaken for anywhere but North London, let alone the whole of the UK. The growing Middle Eastern community that has settled there over the past few decades boasts several thriving restaurants and …

Read More »

8ULENTINA’s Ever-Evolving Club Music Enters A Bold New Chapter

What films were you inspired by for this project and the “Shapeshifter” music video? During quarantine, I fell into this self-directed film study where I started watching a lot of experimental Middle Eastern films from all over the region, but specifically Iranian cinema. The most striking for me was this …

Read More »

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Blinken affirms countries’ ‘common vision to deal with Iran’s destabilizing policies’

LONDON: Saudi Arabia is stepping up efforts to become the vanguard of a UN commitment to develop a sustainable tourism model after the sector’s resilience levels were pushed to breaking point by the pandemic and that grim new warnings about the environmental footprint of tourism have emerged. Addressing the United …

Read More »

Podcasts of the week: war reporters, hard news and great interviews

“I’m going to die now, and I wonder if it’s going to hurt.” That’s the thought that crossed Stuart Ramsay’s head in early March, when the Sky News correspondent came under heavy fire from Russian forces in Ukraine. He didn’t die, but was shot in the back, and he recounts …

Read More »

‘Atabai’ voted best film by Iranian critics

TEHRAN – “Atabai” directed by Niki Karimi was named best film on Saturday at the 14th Celebration of Iranian Film Critics and Scriptwriters. The winners were announced in a press release as organizers canceled their party due to the critical state of the country. “Due to the appalling economic and …

Read More »

Things are getting a little too practical this week in Tehran [Apple TV+ recap] ★★

Things are getting a little too practical this week in Tehran [Apple TV+ recap] ★★

Apple TV+ show Tehran puts its second-season plot in motion this week, but the Israeli spy drama continues to take bizarre missteps in its pursuit of thrills, twists and turns. Manjar enters Farraz’s house in perfect disguise, Tamar tries out her new persona, Milad nearly screws up everything for them …

Read More »

Sasanian fortress hosting the national festival of ethnic groups

TEHRAN – A national festival of Iranian ethnic groups is currently taking place at Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress, a towering monument to the Sasanians, which towers over the city of Khorramabad in western Lorestan province. Festival participants come from 25 provinces and are gathered to promote societal enthusiasm through unity among Iranian …

Read More »

Britney Spears’ soon-to-be husband Sam Asghari shares snap revealing wedding date has been set

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have a date for their wedding. They don’t tell anyone when it does. The actor, 28, shared a Mother’s Day post on Sunday celebrating the Toxic singer, 40, where he revealed the two knew when they would be getting married. “Our lives have been a …

Read More »

Rony Seikaly unveils his scintillating debut album “Moonwalk”

Rony Seikaly Unveils Glittering Debut Album ‘Moonwalk’: Listen Presenting her debut artist album in the most seductive of fashions, Rony Seikaly has delivered a work for the ages, in the form of ‘moon walk.’ “It’s an eclectic group of tracks that were created without any restrictions from any label,” says …

Read More »

While killing one softly with the Mohan Veena, encounter Poly Varghese

By Shruti Kaushal “Music is the literature of the heart, it begins where speech ends. -Alphonse de Lamartine When I was asked to interview Poly Varghese, the best Mohan Veena player in the world, I knew nothing about him. Mohan Venena? Yes, a veena fashioned from the slide guitar? Research …

Read More »