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Woody Allen's romantic comedy "Play It Again, Sam" coming to Tehran theater

- An Iranian troupe is scheduled to perform Woody Allen's romantic comedy "Play It Again, Sam" in Tehran. The play will open at Tehran's Hafez Hall on July 12 and will run for twenty nights. Davud Bani-Ardalan will direct the play translated into Persian by Mohammadreza Avzar. - 6/30/16

Abbas Kiarostami leaves Iran to receive treatment at Paris hospital

- World-renowned filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who is suffering repercussions from several operations for his severe gastrointestinal disease, left Iran on Monday to receive additional treatment at a hospital in Paris. - 6/28/16

Open Letter: Let Rumi Be Played By A Middle Easterner!

- Dear David Franzoni and Stephen Joel Brown, I think we speak for the entire Iranian-American community in applauding you for filming a biopic of beloved 13th century Persian poet Rumi. For most Persian speakers, Rumi is sacred... -Elham Khatami and Trita Parsi, NIAC - 6/24/16

Muslim Comedian Negin Farsad On How To Make White People Laugh

- An Iranian-American Muslim female comedian with a master's degree in African-American studies walks into a cafe. No, this isn't the beginning of a joke; it's the beginning of a profile on Negin Farsad. -Shannon Carlin, Refinery29 - 6/22/16

The Box: A Play About Solitary Confinement

- In 2009, journalist and playwright Sarah Shourd was living in the Middle East when she went on a hike with her fiancee and a friend. Little did she know it, but her life would never be the same. While pursuing what they were told were fantastic views over a nearby ridge, they suddenly found themselves surrounded by Iranian soldiers. - 6/20/16

1979 Revolution: Black Friday: Gripping Adventure Game Puts You in the Iranian Revolution

- NAVID KHONSARI WANTS to make honest video games. Not just games that say something about the world, but games that draw on real events and bring a documentary approach to an interactive experience. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, the first title from his studio, iNK Stories, distills what was a pivotal event for the world and for Khonsari into a short, emotionally resonant game. -Jake Muncy, Wired - 6/18/16

Iran film projects on Rumi revived as Hollywood reveals new project

- Some dormant movie projects about Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi in Iran have recently come into the spotlight once again after Hollywood cineastes David Franzoni and Stephen Joel Brown revealed their plan to make a biopic about the Persian poet and mystic. - 6/16/16

Summer Theater Camp in Persian: July 11-22, 2016 in Richmond, California

- A great camp for kids to experience theater in Persian and do some amazing work in their mother tongue. At the end of the two weeks, July 22nd, there will be a performance in Persian for the members of the family. - 6/16/16

East meets West in music by Iranian soprano Darya Dadvar

- Darya Dadvar is one of Iran's most accomplished sopranos. The singer, who lives in Paris, recently performed in the French capital with the intercultural Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris-Est. Darya's unique style combines traditional Iranian songs with European classics. Her ability to bridge the gap between Iranian music and baroque, jazz or blues has earned her a cross-cultural following. -Euronews - 6/15/16

Collection of Persian music from 1970s released in Tehran

- "The Treasury of the Art of Iranian Music", a collection containing solo and duet performances of Persian music recorded in the early years of the 1970s, was introduced during a ceremony held at Tehran's Aryana Gallery. - 6/13/16

Iranian female duo gives a voice to ethnic minorities

- Naqsh Duo is a musical project that aims to bring Iran's forgotten ethnic musical voices into the international scene. -Al Jazeera - 6/13/16

Kamkars to team up with London orchestra, choir for charity concert

- The Kamkars, Iran's leading Kurdish family music ensemble, will team up with two music groups in London to give a charity concert, which will raise funds for children displaced by war in Syria and Iraq. - 6/9/16

Famous Iranian classical singer seeks comeback despite ban

- Since he expressed support for the 2009 Green Movement protests, the voice of Iranian master Mohammad Reza Shajarian reciting Rabanna has not aired on Iranian television during the holy month of Ramadan. The famous version of the prayer by arguably Iran's greatest classical singer, who began his career as a Quran reciter, would signal to Iranians it was time to break their fast. -Arash Karami, Al Monitor - 6/8/16

Starless Dreams: Documentary about dreams, nightmares, and hopes of girls in the rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents in Tehran

- Starless Dreams by the award-winning Iranian director Mehrdad Oskouei will be screened at Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York on June 10 and 11. This is the first film ever made about girls in the correctional and rehabilitation centers of Iran. The film has gained much critical acclaim and won prestigious festival awards already. - 6/6/16

Bleed the Night: Award Winning Zombie Short Film by Reza Ghassemi

- Audrey is stuck in limbo with no sign of escaping the living-dead. She wakes up time and time again, alone in the trunk of a car, unsure of reality. An ode to Korean crime thrillers like Oldboy and I Saw the Devil, Bleed the Night surprises audiences with its unique narrative on rebirth and second chances. - 6/6/16

"Lantouri" wins best film award at 2nd Zurich Iranian Film Festival

- The social drama "Lantouri" by Reza Dormishian, has won the Best Film Award at the 2nd Zurich Iranian Film Festival which was held in Zurich, Switzerland from May 26 to June 1, 2016. The 2016 edition of the Iranian Film Festival is dedicated to films on issues of immigration, integration, and matters related to women in Iran and around the globe such as honor/virginity, solitude, sacrifice, and love. - 6/5/16

Iranian Music Distributors Summoned to Prison: Don't Forget Us

- Mehdi Rajabian, Hossein Rajabian and Yousef Emadi, all managers of BargMusic-one of the main producers and distributors of underground music in Iran since its launch in 2009-have been summoned to Evin Prison in Tehran to begin serving their prison sentences next week, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. - 6/3/16

Iran's House of Cinema honors Asghar Farhadi

- A large number cineastes gathered at the Iranian House of Cinema on Tuesday to attend a ceremony that the center held to honor Asghar Farhadi for the success of his latest drama "The Salesman" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. - 6/2/16

In Iran, an Actress, a Bared Arm and a 'Woman Power' Tattoo

- A popular Iranian actress whose latest movie won two awards at the recent Cannes Film Festival threw her native country into an uproar on Tuesday after images emerged suggesting that she had a feminist tattoo on her arm. -Thomas Erdbrink, NY Times - 6/1/16

Controversial Iranian Comedy Barred from Screening

- 50 Kilos of Tart Cherries was pulled from cinemas across the country after Tabas Friday prayers Imam spoke out against the screening insisting that the film is "destroying revolutionary values". The criticism of the senior member of the clergy resulted in the withdrawal of the film's screening permit by the Ministry of Culture. - 5/31/16

Iran Arrests 8 Over 'Obscene' Music Videos

- Iranian authorities have arrested eight people involved in allegedly producing "obscene" music videos. Mizan Online, a news agency controlled by Iran's powerful judiciary, quoted Tehran prosecutor general Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi on May 28 as saying that the eight were arrested last week in Tehran. They were not identified by name. - 5/29/16

From ancient Persian poetry rises 'Feathers of Fire,' billed as largest shadow-theater play

- Rahmanian's new project is the shadow puppet production "Feathers of Fire," which bills itself as the largest shadow play ever performed. The story is culled from the "Shahnameh," an ancient book of epic Persian poetry that Rahmanian adapted into a lavishly illustrated book for a modern audience in 2013. -Los Angeles Times - 5/27/16

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Talks to Star in Asghar Farhadi's Spanish-Language Film

- Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who just won two awards at Cannes for his Tehran-set drama "The Salesman" (Forushande), is resetting his untitled Spanish-language movie with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in advanced talks to star. -Variety - 5/27/16

'Homeland' actress: Iran, free jailed British-Iranian mother

- Once, I hoped to return to Iran. Like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the woman who now sits in an Iranian jail, I longed to visit family, friends, the land of my birth. Her arrest last month, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals lured back to Iran, has thrown cold water on my hopes, for now. The oppressors, for the moment, have won. -Nazanin Boniadi, CNN - 5/25/16

Kamancheh Master Kayhan Kalhor Plays in Tehran amid Conservative Backlash against Concerts

- After six years of silence in Iran, music of kamencheh master Kayhan Kalhor blared out in Vahdat Concert Hall once more. On Saturday night, May 21, Kalhor and his ensemble performed to a full hall of ardent fans in Tehran. - 5/24/16

How Leonardo DiCaprio became unlikely champion in Iran

- Iranians were elated when they discovered that actor Leonardo DiCaprio had shared on his Instagram account a photo of Iran. DiCaprio, a champion environmentalist, republished The Weather Channel's photo of drying Lake Urmia to bring attention to climate change. -Holly Dagres, Al-Monitor - 5/24/16

Asghar Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini awarded at Cannes Film Festival

- The Iranian film "The Salesman" by Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi received two awards, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, won by Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini. - 5/23/16

Cannes: Why Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman' Signals a Post Nuclear Deal Cinematic Resurgence in Iran

- Asghar Farhadi's return to Cannes with his well-received "The Salesman" comes after the Iranian auteur's Paris-set "The Past" vied for a Palme d'Or in 2013. It also marks his somewhat unexpected return to shooting in Iran after "A Separation." -Nick Vivarelli, Variety - 5/22/16

Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservatives

- Two of Iran's top musicians have been prevented from performing in the city of Neyshabour and other locations in northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province by the local prosecutor. Iran's House of Music, an independent association of musicians, has written a letter to Judiciary Chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani protesting the ongoing disruption of sanctioned musical performances. - 5/20/16

Kering, Cannes honor Iranian Filmmaker Ida Panahandeh

- Kering, a leading world company for apparel and accessories, and the Cannes Film Festival honored Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh with the Women in Motion young talent award on Sunday. - 5/18/16

New director of IRIB says change in news programs high on agenda

- The new director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Abdol-Ali Ali-Asgari, has said that making a couple of major changes to new programs is high on the agenda. Speaking to the reporter after his inauguration on Tuesday, he also said that IRIB will turn its main focus on producing educative programs. - 5/18/16

Kayhan Kalhor's concert in Nishapur cancelled despite proper permits

- The concert of Prominent musician Kayhan Kalhor in Nishapur was cancelled on Tuesday May 10 by the order of the city's prosecutor. The Our Music website reports that the concert was to be held for two nights and it had obtained all necessary performance permits from the Ministry of Culture and Guidance. The concert is also scheduled to play in Yazd, Kermanshah, Khorramabad and Tehran. - 5/11/16

Iranian women barred from provincial stages as classical concert tours

- The third leg of Shahram and Hafez Nazeri's Persian classical music concert tour is set to kick off in Isfahan on May 19 and 20, and the group's female musicians have been banned from appearing on stage. - 5/10/16

Iconic Persian Composer Passes Away in Exile: Houshang Ostovar (1927-2016)

- The Persian composer Houshang Ostovar passed away in Paris. He was 89. On January 7th, 2015, the composer died of cancer but for unclear reasons, his wife, Farideh Behboud, waited 4 months to make an announcement, ISNA reported. - 5/10/16

Noted director Abbas Kiarostami leaves hospital after long stay for cancer operations

- Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was released after 50 days in hospital and will reportedly continue to receive treatment at his home. Kiarostami was reportedly released on Tuesday April 26 after four surgeries said to be related to complications caused by intestinal cancer. - 4/27/16

Farhadi Film "The Salesman" Gets Last-Minute Acceptance At Cannes

- Asghar Farhadi's latest film, The Salesman (Foroushandeh), has been accepted into the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows the story of a couple acting in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman in Tehran. - 4/24/16

Fajr Film Festival Showcasing Bright Lineup of World Cinema

- A vibrant lineup of movies, documentaries and shorts by directors from around the globe will be screened during the 34th Fajr International Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday at Tehran's Charsu Cineplex. - 4/22/16

Where are the censors? Popular TV drama flouts Iran's Islamic taboos

- "Shahrzad", a slick, new Iranian TV series set in the Shah era, is raising eyebrows and wowing audiences across the country. But it's also sparking fears of a crackdown to come. -France24 - 4/22/16

Hye Times

- Armenian and Persian tales on vinyl, as dangerously funky as ever. Just don't call them 'exotic'. -Joobin Bekhrad, Reorient - 4/21/16

Announcing The 8th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Celebrating Iranian Heritage

- Now in its eighth year, the 2016 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival has officially been announced. Calling on filmmakers worldwide to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art,culture, and heritage, Farhang Foundation's annual online short film festival offers contestants the opportunity to compete for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize). - 4/20/16

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: Apr 30-­May 22

- For more than two decades, UCLA Film & Television Archive has showcased the ever-unfolding film tradition of Iran for Southern California audiences. This adventure has been a journey of constant discovery, as the Archive has tracked Iran's national cinema, its evolving modes of storytelling and the perspectives and achievements of its leading talents. - 4/19/16

'Fahrenheit 451' Movie in the Works at HBO From '99 Homes' Director

- "99 Homes" filmmaker Ramin Bahrani is set to write, direct and executive produce a new take on Ray Bradbury's classic novel "Fahrenheit 451" that is in development at HBO Films, TheWrap has learned. -The Wrap - 4/14/16

This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Musician In Iran

- Ninja Tune producer Ash Koosha was imprisoned in Tehran, and sought asylum in the U.K. He talks about pushing boundaries both inside and outside his home country. -Niloufar Haidari, Fader - 4/9/16

Lights, Camera, Revolution: A brief history of Iranian cinema, from Haji Agha to Agha Farhad

- To best understand the roots of Iranian cinema, one must perhaps travel back to the early 20th century, when the Qajar monarch Mozaffareddin Shah was shown cinematographic footage during a visit to France. -Zara Knox, Reorient - 4/7/16

Actress among activists arrested for animal rights protest in Tehran

- Iranian actress Hediyeh Tehrani and 16 other environmental activists were briefly arrested for participating in a protest at Tehran's Laleh Park in support of animal rights. The Reporters Club reports that Hediyeh Tehrani and the activists were arrested on Friday April 1. - 4/3/16

Head of Tehran orchestra seeks administrative changes or he'll leave

- Ali Rahbari, the head of Tehran's Symphonic Orchestra, whose resignation was turned down by the Ministry of Culture and Guidance, says the orchestra needs an independent administration. - 4/2/16

Leading Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami battles coma, cancer

- After Iran's master musician Mohammadreza Shajarian was said to have fallen victim to cancer last month, it was also announced that prominent Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is also fighting cancer. - 3/28/16

Veteran Iranian Actor Implores Rohani To Free Opposition Leaders

- Ezzatollah Entezami has written a letter to President Rohani calling for an end to the house arrest of the opposition leaders detained for the 2009 election protests, MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi. In his letter dated February 21, Entezami writes that ending the house arrests will result in "confidence building and the strengthening of national unity". - 3/21/16

Tarabnameh - Part 1: A play By Iranian Director Bahram Beyzaie

- Tarabnameh has its genealogy in the tradition of Takhte-Hozi plays-a tradition of popular plays, combing comedy and music, dance and poetry. Centuries of despotism have rendered this form bereft of content. In Tarabnameh, a play with a cast of thirty-seven actors, this ancient comic genre keeps its joyous ambiance but takes on new form and meaning, underscoring the possibilities of once forgotten traditions becoming rich, robust, and lively modern forms of theater. - 3/19/16

The Death of the King: A play by acclaimed Iranian writer and director Bahram Beyzaie

- Departing from a single line in Persia's history books, critically-acclaimed Iranian playwright, Bahram Beyzaie wrote 'The Death of the King' shortly after the Iranian Revolution. Beyzaie's play tells the story of an ordinary family charged with treason, accused of killing their nation's ruler. -April 13-17 at ODC Theater, San Francisco - 3/14/16

You can't touch me, says Dia Mirza's Iranian co-star to her

- You do know that you cannot touch me, right?" those are the first words Iranian matinee idol Reza Golzar mutters to Bollywood actress-producer Dia Mirza on the sets of their Indo-Iranian co-production, 'Salaam Mumbai'. Dia protests with a laugh, "That's totally unfair. You cannot be that good looking and put a mandate on touching." -Times of India - 3/14/16

Iran Sets New Restrictions On University Concerts

- Iran has set new restrictions on concerts held at universities, as hard-liners dig in their heels after election gains for moderates who might seek to ease some of the Islamic republic's harshest limits on cultural life. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 3/8/16

Metallica and their secret 'Persian Magnetic' fans ignoring the ban on metal music in Iran

- 'Radio Dreams' follows an Iranian writer's attempt to bring his heavy-metal heroes, Metallica, to Iran. Michael Griffiths meets fans trying to do the same in real life -Independent - 3/5/16

Iranian Music Distributors Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

- Three music distributors have each been sentenced to three years in prison and fined 200 million rials (approximately $6,600 USD) for "insulting the sacred" and "propaganda against the state" by a Tehran appeals court. - 3/2/16

Why are Iranians lip synching to political speeches?

- The Dubsmash app, as BBC Trending has reported in the past, is usually used by people to create and share videos of themselves miming or lip-synching along to the words of pop songs. But the prominent Iranian actress Baran Kosari has used it to film herself miming to the music-free soundtrack of a recording of former President Mohammad Khatami. -BBC - 2/25/16

Iranian TV Show Angers Afghans

- A new show on Iran's state-controlled television has angered critics who say it promotes hatred against Afghan refugees living in the Islamic republic. The show, titled Outbreak, features a storyline about an Afghan man carrying a biologically engineered virus who is sent to Iran by the United States. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 2/24/16

Iran's cultural gatekeepers surprisingly greenlight a folk-rock fusion band

- Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, the clerical establishment that determines what's culturally appropriate and what's not has cast a skeptical eye toward Western rock music. But the clerics might be loosening up. -Marco Werman, PRI - 2/19/16

Photos: Noted German quartet gives first Shiraz performance at historic bathhouse

- The Leipzig String Quartet performed in the historic Shiraz Vakil Bathhouse on Sunday February 14. The concert was organized by the Aftab City Art Institute in collaboration with the German Embassy`s cultural department and Goethe Cultural Institute and the Fars Guidance Ministry. - 2/17/16

Iranian films at Queens World Film Festival in New York

- Four Iranian films will be screened at the 6th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF): A Report About Mina (Documentary), Lima (Animation), My Sister's Photo (Short Narrative) and Oblivion Season (Feature Narrative). - 2/16/16

"Standing in the Dust" wins best film award at Fajr Film Festival

- "Standing in the Dust" is about the life story of Motevasselian who along with his colleagues, Mohsen Musavi and Taqi Rastegar-Moqaddam, and photojournalist Kazem Akhavan was kidnapped by Israelis in 1982 in Lebanon. - 2/13/16

Iranian films Nahid and Sonita to screen at Portland International Film Festival

- The 39th Portland International Film Festival is being held February 11-27 in Portland, Oregon. This year the Iranian films Nahid, directed by Ida Panahandeh, and Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, will be screened at the festival. - 2/8/16

Iranian Officials Condemn Radical Mob's Attack On Top Actress

- An attack last week on one of Iran's most famous actresses by hardline vigilantes has been condemned by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and the Rouhani administration's top official in charge of women's affairs. - 2/4/16

An Iranian rock star in London: the highs and lows of Ali Azimi's turbulent career

- 'Persistence is the key to success', my late grandfather used to say; it's also a philosophy the London-based Iranian musician Ali Azimi keeps close to his heart. A former mechanical engineer, Azimi came to public attention in 2009 with his band, Radio Tehran, and their album, 88. -Ben Mirza, Reorient - 2/4/16

Iran's 'Sormeh' Wins Award At Italian Film Festival

- Sormeh, a short fiction movie directed by Iranian filmmaker Azadeh Ghochagh has won the Best Film Award in the main section of the Italian short film festival 'Dieciminuti'. Ghochagh's production had competed with other movies from France, the UK, Finland, Bahrain, the US, Italy and Norway. - 2/3/16

Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami's Sonita wins top award at Sundance Film Festival

- Sonita, a joint production of Iran, Germany and Switzerland, by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami, has won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary - 2/1/16

Celebrated Iranian actress attacked in Kashan on way to screening

- Extremists attacked the prominent Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya in the city of Kashan on Sunday. She was there to attend the screening of her latest film, Yahya Sokoot Nakard (Yahaya did not remain silent), and the event proceeded despite the attack. - 1/26/16

Forouzan, Persian film star in Pahlavi era, passes away in Tehran

- Forouzan, one of the big stars of Persian popular cinema in 1960s and 1970s died in Tehran. She was 78. Forouzan, born Parvin Kheirbakhsh, acted in various popular films such as Ganj-e Ghroun (directed by Siamak Yasemi, 1965), Dalahu (1967), Raghaseh-ye Shahr (Shapoor Gharib, 1970) and Dayereh-ye Mina (Dariush Mehrjoui, 1978). - 1/26/16

Iranian filmmakers to answer for promos on satellite programs

- Ten Iranian filmmakers have been summoned to the media and culture court over the content of promotional teasers for their films as shown on satellite programs. The Cinema daily reported on Friday January 15 that the filmmakers will have to appear before the court on Saturday. - 1/16/16

The game industry of Iran

- How economic sanctions and piracy shape how people in Iran make and play games. -Yara Elmjouie, Polygon - 1/15/16

Exile, Censorship, and Pink Floyd: A Q+A With Curator Tom Vick on the Iranian Film Festival

- Tom Vick, the Curator of Film at the Freer and its sister museum, the Sackler Gallery, spoke to Arts Desk via email about this year's selections, qualities of Iranian cinema, how Iranian directors work, which selections will appeal to non-cinephiles, and more. -Steve Kiviat, Washington City Paper - 1/15/16

Netflix Opening to Iran Ends State Broadcasting's Decades of Monopoly

- The Islamic Republic of Iran's near total monopoly on the broadcast of film and television series has effectively ended following the January 7, 2015, decision by Netflix to make its vast archive available to Iran and 129 other countries. - 1/12/16

Feathers Of Fire: Shahnameh Shadow Play at Fort Mason in San Francisco

- Experience a new type of shadow puppet theater with ShadowLight Productions' Feathers of Fire. This action-packed, cinematic shadow play tells a magical story of star-crossed lovers, based on Shahnameh, a classic Persian epic legend from the 10th century. - 1/6/16

Judge's Tirade Bodes Poorly for Independent Music Producers in Iran

- An Appeals Court judge has admonished collaborators of a popular music site for ignoring repeated warnings that they were operating illegally and having ties with Iranian singers abroad opposed to the Islamic Republic. - 1/4/16

2016 Noor Iranian Film Festival Official Selections Announced

- Noor Iranian Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2016 Official Feature, Shorts, Animation, and Documentary Selection. More than 35 films from filmmakers around the world have been selected and will be showcased in 2016. - 1/4/16

Katayoun Goudarzi and Shujaat Husain Khan Continue a Musical Journey with the Release of "Ruby"

- The melding of musical styles is too dry a term, and perhaps a foolish one, but it is hard to put into words what occurs on some occasions. The harmonious relationship between Iranian-born singer Katayoun Goudarzi and one of India's foremost and prolific classical musicians Shujaat Husain Khan defies proper description. -BWW - 1/4/16
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