Chevalier medal winner Nazeri made world bow to Iranian art and music
TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Mehr News Agency) -- Shahram Nazeri, the
winner of France's Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur medal, returned to Tehran on
He was welcomed at Mehrabad Airport by the director
of the Music and Poetry Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance,
Mohammad-Hossein Ahmadi, and a group of music fans.
In a speech after his arrival, Nazeri said,
"Relationships between countries are created by artists, and the inhabitants of
each country become familiar with the world's cultures through artists'
Despite the turbulence in ties between countries
nowadays, the relationships between people, cultures, and arts have always been
positive, he added.
Nazeri stated that he never could have won the
award without the Iranian people's kindness and support over the past 30 years,
especially his fellow Kurds.
Nazeri's greatest fans are from Iran's Kurdish
regions, particularly his birthplace Kermanshah.
Ahmadi also expressed his appreciation of the
auspicious event and said, "Shahram Nazeri made the world bow to Iranian art and
music and familiarized the world with a part of Iran's rich
He announced that a ceremony in honor of the
vocalist will be held in the near future.
arriving in Tehran from Paris
The French government presented Nazeri the
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur medal, one of the most coveted trophies in the
world of art and culture, during a ceremony in Paris on September 29.
He was given the award in recognition of the
meticulous attention he has paid to the musical interpretation and vocalization
of the transcendent lyrics of the Iranian poet and mystic Molana Jalal ad-Din
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