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UNESCO Honors Maestro Nazeri

Music is a unique means to bypass the barriers between people, generations, genders and cultures in a powerful way
Shahram Nazeri at Sa'adabad Cultural and Historical Complex, September 3Shahram Nazeri at Sa'adabad Cultural and Historical Complex, September 3

Iranian master of traditional music Shahram Nazeri was honored by Esther Kuisch Laroche, director and representative of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, at a program on Saturday, September 3, at Sa'adabad Cultural and Historical Complex.

Titled 'Shahram Nazeri for UNESCO', the program was organized by the UNESCO office in Tehran to pay tribute to one of the most reputable Iranian singers who has presented the rich Iranian culture to the world through singing poems of notable poets of the country, ISNA reported. Calling Nazeri the legend of Iranian music, Laroche said, "Music is a unique means to bypass the barriers between people, generations, genders and cultures in a powerful way. Nazeri's works represent the richness and diversity of Iranian culture and traditional music".

She added that the veteran singer has introduced classical Persian poets Rumi and Ferdowsi to the world through his music.

As she said, Nazeri is working on a new album which shows the rich culture of the country through combining pictures from the most beautiful cultural heritage sites in Isfahan with Iranian traditional music.

Speaking on the project, Nazeri said it belongs to the UNESCO and he accepted to work on it after he met Laroche and found about her interest and efforts to promote cultural cooperation.

He then played his setar and performed some pieces for the audience.

Born in Kermanshah, western Iran, Nazeri, 66, sings both in Persian classical and Kurdish. He has worked on over 40 albums and held concerts in Iran and abroad over the course of the last two decades.

He has performed at major venues and events worldwide, including Theatre de la Ville in Paris, The Tokyo Summer Festival, The Kodak Theater (Oscar ceremony) in Los Angeles, the Festa delPopolo in Italy, The Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon, the Kolner Philharmonic in Germany, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the Roma Europa Festival in Rome, Sao Paulo Music Festival in Brazil and Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco among many others.

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