Music fails to chime with Islamic values, says Iran's supreme leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims the promotion and teaching of the artform is not compatible with country's sacred regime
Saeed Kamali Dehghan
guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 August 2010 22.25 BST
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said today that music is "not compatible" with the values of the Islamic republic, and should not be practised or taught in the country.
(...) "Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic."
(...) "It's better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy recreations instead of music," he said.
É triste, embora não inédito. Mas a pensar nos iranianos e nas iranianas que sofrem debaixo deste regime e que nem têm direito a música para consolar a alma, aqui fica parte de uma obra escrita em homenagem a um grande resistente do século passado.
This is sad, although not unheard of. But thinking of the iranians who suffer under this régime and don't even have music to soothe the soul, here's an excerpt of a piece written as hommage to one of last century's great resistants.