Speaking of Iran

AP PHOTOS: In Iran, isolated musicians perform from rooftops

April 9, 2020
Speaking of Iran
1 min read
AP PHOTOS: In Iran, isolated musicians perform from rooftops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On the rooftop terrace of her Tehran apartment building, 28-year-old Mojgan Hosseini’s fingers pluck the strings of her qanun, an ancient stringed instrument, bringing life to an Iranian capital stilled by the coronavirus.

With performance halls closed and many isolated in their homes as a result of the Mideast’s worst virus outbreak, Hosseini and other Iranian musicians now find performance spaces where they can. That includes rooftops dotted with water tanks and littered with debris, empty front porches and opened apartment windows. Their music floats down on others stuck in their homes, fearful of the COVID-19 illness the virus brings.

Read the full story at AP Photos.

comments

Features

Working Together to Stop the Trafficking of Women

April 9, 2020
Vahid Yucesoy
6 min read
Working Together to Stop the Trafficking of Women