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Fajr Music Festival Announced Barbad Prize Winners
The 35th Fajr International Music Festival awarded the winners of different categories with the Barbad Award at its closing ceremony at Vahdat Hall in Tehran on Friday, 20 January 2017.
The 32nd Fajr International Music Festival came to end on Friday night with a big shock over the collapse of the Plasco Building in Tehran after a fierce fire in the 17-storey commercial center on Thursday.
New conductor Fereydoon Shahbazian gave his first performance with Iran’s National Orchestra and singer Alireza Eftekhari on the fourth night of the 32nd Fajr International Music Festival at Tehran’s Rudaki Hall on Monday.
A Japan cultural festival opened with a performance by Sai, a celebrated Japanese drum group, at the Shahryar International Hotel in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on Monday evening.
Dutch pianist Rembrandt Frerichs has said that he is searching for a piano that Napoleon Bonaparte presented to an Iranian king.
Besides the local singers and bands, the international section of the festival also features musicians from Azerbaijan Republic, India, Lebanon, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Japan
 
 
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