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Strategic research center to formulate new plan for music in Iran
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The cultural advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, Hessameddin Ashena (1st from left), and Deputy Culture Minster for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani (2nd from left), composer Hossein Alizadeh (1st from right), and two unidentified persons attend a session at the CSR in Tehran on August 12, 2014 to discuss the Plan for Music in Iran. (Mehr/Hadi Hirbodvash)
The cultural advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, Hessameddin Ashena (1st from left), and Deputy Culture Minster for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani (2nd from left), composer Hossein Alizadeh (1st from right), and two unidentified persons attend a session at the CSR in Tehran on August 12, 2014 to discuss the Plan for Music in Iran. (Mehr/Hadi Hirbodvash)
TEHRAN -- The Center for Strategic Research (CSR) has been assigned the task of formulating a new plan to replace the Plan for Music in Iran, which was made by cultural officials under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
 
The decision to create a new plan was made during a session held on Tuesday to review the present plan, the secretary of the session, Mohammadreza Fazeli told reporters.
 
A number of officials, including the cultural advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, Hessameddin Ashena, and Deputy Culture Minster for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani, and a number of experts and musicians, including Hossein Alizadeh, Ali Torbi, Dariush Talaii, Hushang Kamkar and Mohammadreza Darvishi attended the session.
 
“There is a consensus among officials, experts and musicians that the present plan is unacceptable,” Fazeli said.
 
“The experts say that proper professional supervision was not provided for formulating the plan,” he added.
 
He said that the Center for Strategic Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance will use experts and musicians to formulate a new comprehensive plan for music in the country.
 
Fazeli also noted that ulama’s views will also be taken into consideration in making the plan.
 
The Center for Strategic Research was previously assigned the task of revising the Plan for Organizing and Development of Iranian Cinema, which was made during the second term of Ahmandinejad’s administration.
 
 
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