DNI-NEWS Digest - 11 Jun 1998 to 12 Jun 1998

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1. Shajarian Calls for Respect for Rights of Artists


Shajarian Calls for Respect for Rights of Artists

Iran Daily (Journal of Islamic Republic News Agency) June 13, 1998

Press Watch

Rah-e-Nu quoted an Iranian musician, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, as saying that if we respect the rights of artists we have respected the art and no artist should be condemned for his professional performances.

"Among the arts, music is the most effective one and the most comprehensive art." According to him, those in charge of the IRIB disrespect people with the cheap music they broadcast. He went on to say that, "I was willing to have more concerts in Iran because me and the society require a communication with each other." "If the law enforcement forces and those who somehow have something to do with music concerts, are forward-looking towards the performance of a musician and cooperate, I can have concerts five nights a week," Shajarian concluded.


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