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Shajarian to Perform at Mowlavi Tomb

Renowned Iranian vocalist Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is to perform in the city of Konya, where Persian poet Mowlavi has been laid to rest. Shajarian has been invited by the International Rumi Foundation and the 22nd-generation granddaughter of Mowlavi, Esin Bayru Celebi.

Shajarian to Perform at Mowlavi Tomb

Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The poet, mystic and theologian Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi known as Mowlavi (1207-73) is famous for his six-volume book of poems Masnavi which is one of the greatest works of both Islamic mysticism and Persian literature.

Iran’s legendary vocalist will perform traditional Persian music for two nights, accompanied by Shahnaz ensemble.
The ensemble is composed of professional musicians such as Majid Derakhshani (Tar), Ramin Safaei (Santour), Mohammad Reza Ebrahimi (Lute), Sina Jahan Abadi and Kaveh Motamedian (Kamancheh), Shahou Andalibi (Ney), Hossein Rezai Nia (Daf), Mehrdad Nasehi (Gheychak), Hamed Afshari (Gheychak Bass), Radman Tavvakoli (Tar), Hamid Qanbari (Tonbak) and Mozhgan Shajarian (Setar).

Mohammad Reza Shajarian received UNESCO’s Mozart Medal in 2006 and the 1999 prestigious Golden Picasso Medal among other wards.

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