Australia to host Persian Art and Culture Expo 

January 28, 2017 - 18:32

TEHRAN – Australia will host the Persian Art and Culture Expo in the two major cities of Sydney and Melbourne during February and March.

A number of musical performances, standups and handicraft exhibitions have been arranged for the expo, which has been organized by the Australia-Iran Friendship Association, the director of the expo, Saeid Mohammadzad-Akbari, said during a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.

Legendary vocalist Shahram Nazeri and his son, Hafez, along with their group are scheduled to give concerts at the expo, which will be held from February 20 to March 12.

In addition, tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh will perform concerts. 

Chartar band will do performances featuring a fusion of Iranian and Western music, and pop stars Reza Sadeqi, Moshen Yeganeh and Maziar Fallahi are slated to play gigs in both Sydney and Melbourne.
  
A group of Iranian actors has been invited to attend the event. Actors Mehran Modiri and Mehran Ghafurian are scheduled to perform standups.

Mohammadzad-Akbari said that over 100,000 Iranians live legally across Australia. 

In addition, about 60,000 Illegal Iranian immigrants are being held in detention camps in the country.  

Photo: Sydney Opera House

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