Saturday , 13 August 2022

Iran cancels concert over women musicians

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have cancelled a music concert because three members of the band were women.

The concert of Hamid Aramzadeh in Yazd, central Iran was cancelled because three of the musicians were women.

In a video published on social media on on Tuesday, Aramzadeh appeared on stage before the performance, citing the presence of female musicians as the reason for the cancellation of the concert.

The 18-year-old singer apologized to the audience and said he hopes there will be a day that there won’t be such limits and he can perform.

The concert of Hamid Aramzadeh in Yazd, #Iran was cancelled because 3 of the musicians were women. The 18 y/o singer is on the verge of tears as he apologizes to the audience saying he hopes there will be a day that there won’t be such limits & he can perform. #HumanRights pic.twitter.com/bNVgIkwRLQ— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 31, 2022

Such acts of cultural sabotage are a familiar pattern as the authorities insist that female musicians should not perform on the stage.

According to the misogynist laws of mullahs, women are not allowed to sing in public, nor are musical instruments to be shown on television.

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