Annan made the remarks in an unveiling ceremony of a joint music album, ‘In Absentia’, in Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center, IRNA wrote.
The album is composed by Fouzieh Majd and Amir-Mahyar Tafreshipour. Danish String Quartet also performed some of the pieces of the album.
Before the performance, Managing Director of Niavaran Art Creations Foundation Abbas Sajjadi hoped that the musical group would take home good memories from Iran.
Sajjadi said that music is a global language and even may not need any words at all, adding that it can pave the ground for further interaction and friendship.
The ambassador of Denmark said in the ceremony that despite insecurity in the region, cooperation between artists of the two countries rises.
According to the composer, ‘In Absentia’ is based on music found in northeastern Iran, specifically in Birjand and Qaen. People of the region call them ‘Faraqi’, which means “related to loneliness and separation” in Persian language and its dialects. Men and women of the region sing the pieces that focus on loneliness and separation.