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Moscow music festival to host Iran’s Lian ensemble

Culture - Iranian music ensemble Morvarid-e-Lian, led by Mohsen Sharifian has been invited to take part in the 12th traditional international music festival in Moscow.

Iran’s renowned folk music troupe is planning to present several various programs at the Russian festival entitled The Universe of Sound.

The ensemble will compete with the world’s renowned music troupes from Russia, India, France, Malt, Colombia and many other countries.

The group leader and composer Sharifian is also slated to perform a duet with a well-known Russian pianist in a concert titled I Have Brought You the Scent of Sea on June 28, 2014.

Prominent Iranian percussion player Farhad Safari will accompany the group in the performance.

Morvarid-e-Lian is known for its traditional and regional music pieces from the southern province of Bushehr.

The music of Bushehr is appealing because the province has always hosted people of different regions and nationalities, Sharifian had earlier said.

The group usually performs pieces inspired by the works of great Persian poets such as Ferdowsi, Khayyam and Mowlavi.

They also introduce the religious music of Bushehr, which is a trance ceremony that uses drumming and dancing.

The group has held concerts in some international events such as the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and the 2010 World Expo in China.

The ensemble has been honored in several festivals such as the 2012 World Music Expo, WOMEX where it received the Honorary Diploma of Greece Nations’ Friendship Association.

Established in 2003, Moscow traditional international music festival is annually held by Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

 

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