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Sound the Trumpets Beat the Drums Television (Full Length) – 1969 Documentary Music Arts/Culture

Sound the Trumpets Beat the Drums

Television (Full Length) – 1969 Documentary Music Arts/Culture

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I wish that I could experience something like the Shiraz Arts Festival! I am starving for something of a real cultural substance. Life in 2011 America is hell!

Jesse Dawson

Jesse Dawson 8 Sep 2011 - 05.16am

A wonderful reminder of my youth when I attended this memorable festival in Shiraz. At a very young age and learnt how to be a citizen of the world rather as well as being an Iranian.

Thank you!


Vafa 23 Aug 2011 - 08.50am

It is such a pleasure to have a chance to relive those glorious moments--Shiraz was like a dream that recurred 10 days every year for 10 years, except it was real. Thank you for recording it and now for sharing! I myself recorded many of the live performances for later broadcast on TV, so I feel a special affinity with your documentary.
By the way, re the Background notes, the head of the TV is thankfully alive and well.

Mahasti Afshar

Mahasti Afshar 7 Dec 2010 - 09.52am

Thank you very much for posting this. My husband, Hormoz Farhat, was heavily involved in organising the music side of this Festival. The video brought back many good memories.

Maria Baghramian

Maria Baghramian 5 Dec 2010 - 03.25am

Fantastic reminder of Iran in better days. Being a Shirazi I recall the joy and excitement of Persian-Western performances held at the Hafezieh and Arthur Rubenstein playing the piano at Persepolis. And that was in 1969!
Cyrus Kadivar

Cyrus Kadivar

Cyrus Kadivar 29 Nov 2010 - 02.44am

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