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Kitaro: I Will Offer a New Experience in Tehran

The live presentation of ‘Kojiki’ will be a unique visual experience, merging Kitaro’s music from the album with dynamic space-age photographic scenes of the Universe
Kitaro performing ‘Kojiki and the Universe’ in Bulgaria in 2017
Kitaro performing ‘Kojiki and the Universe’ in Bulgaria in 2017

Acclaimed Japanese musician and composer Masanori Takahashi, better known by his nickname Kitaro, will perform for three nights at the Ministry of Interior Hall from May 6-8.
Most Iranians know Kitaro, 65, for the beautiful music he made for the documentary The Silk Road. “When I was composing for the Silk Road, I became particularly interested in Iranian ethnic music. Over and over I listened to Iranian ethnic and folk pieces, learning and discovering many things from them,” Persian news agency ISNA quoted Kitaro as saying.
“Obviously, there is a treasure of ethnic music across Iran. It takes a very long time to review and appreciate the music of all the ethnicities … it is part of my professional approach to learn about the culture and tradition of a nation before performing in the country. This way I can create something more to their liking. Cultural dialogue or more precisely, musical dialogue is of utmost importance for me,” he said.


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