Top Iranian vocalist Shajarian’s health improves

Mohammad Reza ShajarianProminent Iranian vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian who was admitted to Kasra Hospital due to pulmonary complaint will be discharged within the next few days, IRNA reported.

According to hospital officials, the vocalist underwent surgery and his condition is satisfactory. Shajarian expressed his gratitude to those who prayed for his health.

Born in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province in 1940, Shajarian is an internationally acclaimed traditional singer, composer and master of Persian music. He is the embodiment of the perfect singer and a source of inspiration for the younger generation, Iran Daily reported. In 1999, he received UNESCO’s prestigious Picasso Award which is one of the highest honors in Europe.


Homayoun Shajarian well received in London

Homayoun Shajarian and Dastan Ensemble

Iranian singer, Homayoun Shajarian, in his first solo performance abroad was well received according to Iranian music critics in London. Shajarian and his accompanying team of musicians known as the Dastan Musical Group are currently in London.

The audience at Cadogan Hall in London welcomed the performance of Iranian tradition singing and the accompanying instrumental backing that went on for two hours.

Homayoun had performed with his father, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, in London last year. The senior Shajarian is considered Iran’s outstanding traditional vocalist.

The majority of the audience consisted of young people.

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Iranian Dastan Band on European tour

Announcing this, Saeed Farajpouri, a composer who will take part in the presentation, told MNA that the group’s first concert was in Italy and the performance was followed by programs in Frankfurt and Stockholm. It also has several concerts on its agenda in Holland and Belgium.

Describing the concert as Homayoun Shajarian’s first independent cooperation with Dastan Group, he said that the presentations of the band were warmly welcomed.

Farajpouri further said that one of the positive aspects of the music band is the workshops it conducts on Iranian music for students of respective country after any program, Iran Daily said.

Dastan will perform in two sections, the first of which will feature pieces by noted Iranian classical and contemporary poets including Hafez, Sa’di and Shafiei-Kadkani to music composed by Hamid Motabassem.