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Fajr Music Festival prepared for in-person performances

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TEHRAN — The 37th Fajr Music Festival will be held totally in person as some Persian news sites warn of a new wave of COVID-19 in the country, organizers announced last Wednesday.

Several groups from neighboring countries will perform at the festival, which will be held from February 11 to 15.

Performances in the pop category will begin two days earlier and winners will be honored on February 18.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival were held online due to the pandemic.

“After a two-year hiatus, I would like the festival to provide an excuse for musicians to dust off their instruments,” festival secretary Hassan Riahi said after unveiling a festival poster.

According to the organizers, representatives of several foreign news agencies from Italy, Germany, Japan, Azerbaijan, Russia, China, Iraq and Lebanon will cover the festival.

Moslem Nadlaizadeh is the president of the jury for the lyrics section of the festival. Mohammad-Ali Bahmani, Esmaeil Amini, Mahmud Ekramifar, Mehdi Amin-Forughi, Milad Erfanpur, Majid Afshari and Leila Kordbacheh are the other members of the jury.

Ardavan Jafarian, the director of the international section of the festival, said earlier, “I hope people will return to the concert halls, because the musical performances find their meaning with the presence of people and the audience makes the musical performances more enjoyable”.

Pictured: A poster for the 37th Fajr Music Festival.

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