Keyhan Kalhor’s concert in Neyshapour was cancelled on Tuesday May 10 by the order of the city’s prosecutor.

Keyhan Kalhor

Keyhan Kalhor

ILNA reports that the famous Kamancheh player and musician is being accompanied on this tour by the Rah-e Rouh music group as well as Navid Afghah (Tombak), Ali Bahramyfrd (santour) and Hadi Azarpira (tar).

The Our Music website reports that the concert was to be held for two nights and it had obtained all necessary performance permits from the Ministry of Culture and Guidance.

The concert is also scheduled to play in Yazd, Kermanshah, Khorramabad and Tehran.

Last June, Kalhor’s concert with the modern chamber group Brooklyn Rider at the Milad Tower was also cancelled.

Ultra-conservative forces in the Islamic Republic have been showing widespread resistance to music concerts across the country, defying the decisions and permits issued by the Ministry of Culture and Guidance.

Keyhan Kalhor is the winner of four Grammy awards and has performed with many international musicians such as Yo-yo Ma and the Kronos Quartet.