Art And Culture

Indian Flutist at Vahdat

Indian Flutist at VahdatIndian Flutist at Vahdat

 Well-known Indian classical flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia held a concert in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Saturday (April 23).

The first Iran-India joint cultural event in the new Persian year (started March 20) was attended by Art Deputy at the Ministry of Culture Ali Moradkhani, French-Iranian composer Christophe Rezai, traditional vocalist Pari Maleki and actor Iraj Nozari among other artists, Mehr News Agency reported.

Before starting the concert, Chaurasia told the audience, “I am so happy that I am in Iran again and can perform for you. I hope we can have a good night together.”

Indian Ambassador to Tehran Saurabh Kumar, also present at the event, hoped for the concert to be the beginning of closer bilateral cultural relations between the two nations. “We look forward to the expansion of our cultural ties with Iran and hope it happens soon,” he said.

Expressing happiness over the performance of the Indian music legend in Tehran, he said, “Performance of the master flutist in Tehran now adds a new fragrance to the air of the spring” season.

As he said, the Indian and Persian flute have a lot in common since both are spiritual symbols. “Master Chaurasia is one of the greatest flutists in India who plays in the northern Indian tradition. His fame has gone beyond Indian borders and his music has found wide global audience,” Kumar said.