A number of cineastes and actors will gather together at Azadi Cineplex on Friday to donate their assistance to Iran’s Red Crescent and encourage their fans to support flood relief efforts.

Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor has announced his intention to donate a portion of the box office receipts from his upcoming concerts, The Silent City, to the relief efforts. His concert will be held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall from April 10 to 20.

Ashkan Kamangari has also donated all the money raised by his concerts scheduled for the 5th Islamic Revolution Art Week at Andisheh Hall on Thursday to the flood victims.

Pop singer Alireza Talischi also dedicated the revenue from his latest concert in Chabahar to the flood victims.

Puzzle Band has also announced that they plan to perform a benefit concert to aid the flood-hit regions.

The concert will be held at Milad Hall of the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on April 21.

In addition, the Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization has organized an exhibition of artworks to raise funds for the survivors of the floods. The exhibit, which opens today, will run until April 13.

The recent heavy rainfall in Fars, Golestan, Mazandaran, Lorestan, Khuzestan and several other provinces in western, southwestern and northeastern Iran led to severe flooding, which struck and damaged many cities and villages.

According to the statistics by Iran’s Forensics Organization since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (starting March 21), some 70 persons have lost their lives in the floods and hundreds have been displaced.

Source: Tehran Times