Folklore music, as an inseparable feature of Iran’s culture, was a gift to all Persian and non-Persian citizens of Tehran. They had the opportunity to go to live street concerts.
On the occasion of Nowruz, a live performance of Folklore music was planned in 6 cultural recreational centres of the capital. All musicians performed their magic in the open air and social distance.
Rah Ahan Square, Bagh-e Ferdows, Theater-e Shahr, Mina Traditional House, Saei House, and Milad Tower have been assigned to the venues of this program. For more information about the folklore program, you could visit the Tehran1400 Instagram page.
This Nowruz, traditional houses in Tehran with amazing architecture, took on a different blaze. By hosting Persia’s Folklore festival and live performances, people were their guests.
Classical music and modern Iranian bands are somewhat known around the world, but rich Iranian folklore music such as Gilaki, Kurdish, Baluchi, Lori, and Laki remain unknown.
This is important while there are very successful and rich bands operating in these areas, but the world is not aware of the existence of such a precious treasure, and this is unpleasant given the advancement of technology in the field of folk music.
Every year, concerts and music festivals are held in the world, and Iranian folklore groups can present their original art by attending these festivals. These groups need to post a selection of their successful performances on specialized music websites, and if people from Europa, America and other parts of the world want to invite these groups, there should be a reference for them.
If this is not done, the weaker party, who are mostly immigrants, will be invited to these festivals and will not be able to convey the originality and richness of Iranian folklore to the world.