Iran, O House of Hope


ایران ای سرای امید

On 17 June 2009, Mehr News reported that Mohammad Reza Shajarian wrote a letter to Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Managing Director Ezzatollah Zarghami, objecting to the airing of his works on Iranian state TV and radio: “As you know, IRIB repeatedly airs my epic songs particularly ‘O Iran, O House of Hope.’  Your Excellency knows that this song and my other works you use have been performed for the ambience of Iran in 1979 and 1980, and there is no connection between the songs and the present situation.”

Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Letter

Mohammad Reza Shajarian is a master of Persian classical music.  This video was brought online on 16 June 2009.