Iranian singer, composer summoned to court
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 18
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian female singer Mahdieh Mohammadkhani and composer Majid Derakhshani have been summoned to court following a complaint filed by the Tehran security police.
Derakhshani has created a band called Mah Banoo (Lady Moon), which was made up of mostly female singers and musicians.
In October 2013, this music band for the first time since the 1979 revolution did a performance with female singer Mahdieh Mohammadkhani in front of a mixed audience.
Mohammadkhani has performed one of her songs live on BBC Persian TV.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, women have been banned from singing in solo performances and today, after 36 years, steps are being taken by hard-liners to prohibit women from playing musical instruments as well.