News ID: 133783
Published: 0400 GMT December 27, 2015

Muhammad, Prophet of Kindness (PBUH) festival draws attention to folk music

Muhammad, Prophet of Kindness (PBUH) festival draws attention to folk music

The 1st International Music Festival of Muhammad, Prophet of Kindness (PBUH) with the participation of 80 Iranian and foreign musicians will wrap up today in Tehran.

Head of the festival Amir Abdolhosseini said this in a press conference on the sidelines of the festival, adding that the festival was well-received, IRNA wrote.

The closing ceremony will be held in Bahman Cultural Center on the eve of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) today.

Abdolhosseini added that the festival mainly focused on traditional and local music which are on the verge of extinction and do not have any substitute.

The closing ceremony will commemorate French composer Maurice Jarre (1924–2009), mostly known for his composition of Syrian-American director Moustapha Akkad's 'The Message' (1976), Oscar-winning Indian composer A. R. Rahman, the composer of 'Muhammad, the Messenger of God' an epic by Iranian director Majid Majidi on the Prophet of Islam, and Iranian composer and conductor Loris Haykasi Tjeknavorian, the composer of the piece on 'Prophet of Peace and Love'.

The festival hosted musical pieces from Tajikistan, Georgia, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Afghanistan.

The festival opened on December 5.

Iraj Naimaei, a member of the festival's Policy Making Council said that the festival is a significant event which can help create unity in the Muslim world.

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