Monday, May 16, 2005

Iran Daily: "Darvishi, a UNESCO Award Nominee
TEHRAN, March 13--Music Committee of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's Tehran office has nominated Iranian musician and composer, Mohammad Reza Darvishi for UNESCO music award for 2005.
Head of UNESCO Music Committee, Mohammad Sarir told the Persian daily Hamshahri that UNESCO's prize this year focuses on music diversity, cultural rights and objectives that can increase the people's knowledge about strategies and principles that influence music diversity.
Famous personalities such as Dimitri Shostakovich, Leonard Bernstein, Elvieh Messian, Ravi Shankar, Herbert von Karayan, Tariq Hakim (from Saudi Arabia), Alim Qasimov (from Azerbaijan) and Mohammad Reza Shajarian (from Iran) were among the earlier recipients of the UNESCO award."

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