Monday, September 24, 2007

Shajarian to Sing for Shams at Khoy Convention

TT Art Desk - Tehran Times - Tehran, Iran
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mohammadreza Shajarian is to give a live performance of traditional Iranian songs during the international Shams of Tabriz convention which is to be held in Khoy, western Azerbaijan, northwest of Iran.

“The event will be inaugurated in late October in Khoy and will be attended by Iranian and foreign Rumi scholars and other literary figures,” Rahim Qorbani, the general governor of Azerbaijan province mentioned during a press conference on September 20.

A second convention commemorating Rumi is to be held in Tehran concurrently with the Shams congress. This will be inaugurated and held in Tehran, but it will be concluded in Khoy, Qorbani stated.

Born in the city of Tabriz, Shams lived together with Rumi in Konya for several years. Shams has been immortalized in Rumi’s collection of poetry named the “Divan of Shams ad-Din of Tabriz”.

Rumi’s love for him and his bereavement at his death found expression in an outpouring of music, dance, and lyrical poetry.

The tomb of Shams is located in Khoy and is in the form of a 12-meter high cylindrical tower. The monument was erected by Shah-Esmaeil in the Safavid era.

1 comment:

irving said...

September 30th is Rumi's 800th birthday. Let's have a biiiiig party :)

Ya Haqq!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Shajarian to Sing for Shams at Khoy Convention
TT Art Desk - Tehran Times - Tehran, Iran
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mohammadreza Shajarian is to give a live performance of traditional Iranian songs during the international Shams of Tabriz convention which is to be held in Khoy, western Azerbaijan, northwest of Iran.

“The event will be inaugurated in late October in Khoy and will be attended by Iranian and foreign Rumi scholars and other literary figures,” Rahim Qorbani, the general governor of Azerbaijan province mentioned during a press conference on September 20.

A second convention commemorating Rumi is to be held in Tehran concurrently with the Shams congress. This will be inaugurated and held in Tehran, but it will be concluded in Khoy, Qorbani stated.

Born in the city of Tabriz, Shams lived together with Rumi in Konya for several years. Shams has been immortalized in Rumi’s collection of poetry named the “Divan of Shams ad-Din of Tabriz”.

Rumi’s love for him and his bereavement at his death found expression in an outpouring of music, dance, and lyrical poetry.

The tomb of Shams is located in Khoy and is in the form of a 12-meter high cylindrical tower. The monument was erected by Shah-Esmaeil in the Safavid era.

1 comment:

irving said...

September 30th is Rumi's 800th birthday. Let's have a biiiiig party :)

Ya Haqq!