Banned In Iran: Radio Farda Streamed Nowruz Music Festival From Dubai

To celebrate Nowruz (the Persian New Year, which began on March 21), RFE’s Radio Farda live streamed a special three-day concert series from Dubai. Beginning on the 22nd and running through the 24th, the event brought together a number of different Iranian musicians who are banned in their native country.

Four different acts kicked things off on the first night from the 6,000-seat Aviation Tennis Club in Dubai, UAE. On the 24th, legendary Iranian singer-songwriter Ebi performed, along with Iranian pop-singer Shadmehr Aghili. 

The three-day performance schedule was as follows:

March 22: Homeira, Shahram Solati, Pooya, Michael
March 23: Sattar, Omid, Mansour, Afshin
March 24: Ebi, Shadmehr