News ID: 240807
Published: 0413 GMT April 01, 2019

Aga Khan Int’l Foundation grants honorary award to Iranian singer

Aga Khan Int’l Foundation grants honorary award to Iranian singer

The honorary award of music has been granted by Aga Khan International Foundation to Iranian acclaimed singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian at Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

During the meeting which was held with the attendance of Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Minister of Culture Graça Fonseca, Mozhgan Shajarian, who is the daughter of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian received the award.

Addressing the meeting, Rebelo de Sousa described music as a suitable way for humane globalization and maintaining relations among people and civilizations, IRNA reported.

The Aga Khan Music Awards were created to recognize and support exceptional talent, creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation, and revitalization in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence.

Shajarian’s award has been the most prestigious award of Aga Khan Foundation which is granted to the most influential music figures in the world.

The event was participated by 14 artists among whom were Shahou Andalibi in Ney, Arash Mohafez in Santoor and Reza Parviz Zadeh in Kamancheh.

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian classical singer, composer and master of Persian traditional music.

He has been called 'Iran's greatest living maestro of Persian classical music.' Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, and humanitarian activities.


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