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Apr 26 2024

The Legacy of the Shiraz Art Festival


Part of the Iranian Music Conference Series

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Moderator: Dr. Shahab Paranj
Dr. Vali Mahlouji
Dr. Josh Charney

The Shiraz Festival of Arts was an annual international summer arts festival held in Iran, serving as a platform for the encounter between Eastern and Western cultures. It took place from 1967 to 1977 in the city of Shiraz and Persepolis, central Iran, initiated by Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi.  Despite its significance, there has been limited discourse on the impact of this music festival on Iranian music during that period and its enduring effects. In this panel discussion, our guest speakers will share their insights gained from researching this festival, shedding light on its historical importance and musical influence nearly 45 years later.


This program is made possible thanks to generous funding from Farhang Foundation.