TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “The concert is scheduled to be held at the Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry in Tehran, and all the money that will be raised by the concert will be dedicated to those affected by the earthquake,” Hana Kamkar, a member of the Kamkars, Iran‘s leading Kurdish family music ensemble, told the Persian service of ILNA on Wednesday.
The exact date of the concert will be announced in the near future.
Following the devastating earthquake, numerous Iranian artists have announced that they would organize various programs to help the victims of the natural disaster.
Pop singer Farzad Farzin and rock star Reza Yazdani have pledged that they will dedicate part of the profit from their upcoming concerts to the victims.
“Many have said that expressing condolences would not provide shelter, food and medicine, and they are right. All Iranian individuals can have a share as much as they can in helping to remove the obstacles. Perhaps one day we will look forward to their help, so better to begin from ourselves and not wait for others,” Farzin has said in a message posted on his Instagram page.
Farzin will give his concerts in the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto on November 24 and 25.
Yazdani also plans to dedicate part of the funds, which will be raised by his Tehran concert scheduled for November 23, to the victims of the quake.
He also postponed the release of his new album “The Mixed” to remember those killed in the earthquake. The album was to be released on November 15, but the date has been postponed to November 20.
The powerful earthquake killed over 470 people and injured thousands.