Iran: Cancellation of several pop concerts
A new wave of concert cancellations started from Tehran and has spread throughout the country, reported Small Media from London.
Just one hour before it was scheduled to start, a concert of traditional music by Salar Aghili was cancelled in Hamedan. According to media reports, a local director of the administration board of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance had ordered the cancellation. The reason behind the decision was not revealed.
A second cancelled event was scheduled to take place in Noor on the coast of the Caspian Sea. Local authorities requested that the audience at Ehsan Khaje Amiri’s pop concert be segregated by gender. However, because families and group bookings could not be separated, it was subsequently cancelled. Read more by following the link below.
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Small Media – 4 July 2012:
Cultural Censorship in Iran – Concerts Canceled