|Southern Iranian band raises funds for quake victims in Azarbaijan||
TEHRAN – The Lian band from the southern Iranian city of Bushehr raised money for the people living in the quake-stricken regions of East Azarbaijan Province during their performance at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
“All the money raised by this concert will presented to the victims of the quakes in East Azarbaijan Province,” band leader Mohsen Sharifian said after their performance at the 28th Fajr International Music Festival.
A great cheer went up from the concertgoers after Sharifian made the announcement.
“I always want to make happy my people. I use folk music in this way,” he said.
Two devastating earthquakes jolted regions in the northwestern Iranian province on August 11, 2012.
Lian performs a range of percussion instruments and neyanbun, a kind of bagpipe which is played in southern Iran.
Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Hamid Shahabadi also attended the concert.
“I say hello to Mr. Shahabadi. Instead, I expect him to support the Iranian folk music,” Sharifian said.
He also asked Shahabadi to help obtain authorization from the Culture Ministry for the band’s latest album to be released.
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