Iranian singers close out ‘Persian Night’ concerts in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula

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Iranian singing legends like Ebi, Shadmehr Aghili and Leila Forouhar closed out the historic “Persian Night – Music Without Borders” two-night concerts on the penultimate night of the Winter at Tantora festival in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula.

Arash Labaf, also known simply as Arash, also performed during the two-hour concert. Fans were rejoiced when he sang his popular hits like “Boro boro.”


Closing out the final performance of the night was Ebrahim Hamedi, better known by his stage name Ebi. Speaking to the crown at the Maraya Concert Hall in al-Ula, the singing legend called the two-night concert historic and significant given the “borderless language of music.

“Music is borderless and as a singer, I want to play a role in this boundless music," said Ebi.

Cyrus Saidi, the Iranian-American talent manager behind the night event celebrating Persian music in Saudi Arabia’s Winter at Tantora Festival describes the performances by Iranian singers in al-Ula as historic and groundbreaking.

“I for one, especially living in America, but being from Iran, it's a huge, huge pleasure to be in this country and also in al-Ula, because it's such a huge historical site. So, from a historical and cultural perspective, I'm just in awe of the nature and sort of the cultural significance of this region,” Saidi told Al Arabiya English.

The Winter at Tantora festival started on December 19, 2019, and will run until March 7, in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula city.

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