Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran Ali Jannati speaking at the closing ceremony of the Fajr Music Festival in Tehran on Friday criticized figures that cripple the ministry by finding too many faults with it.
The job of a musician is a novel job, he noted, pointing out that the settlement of the Eastern spirit in the Iranian music in the past 2-3 decades testifies to achievements gained in the field.
He also pointed to problems in launching the country’s orchestra symphonic and promised that it will start by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20).
"It is a pity that some political parties which have problems with the Insight and Hope Administration try to misuse people’s religious convictions and agitate the public by spreading false rumors,” he said.
We know more about religion, arts, and music than some of these fledgling critics, he said.
Jannati added that the entire works given permission by the Ministry of Culture undergo thorough content checks which make sure that they do not violate religious norms.