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Iran allows German musician Schiller to play first Western concerts since 1979
TEHRAN, Iran — No non-classical Western musician has been given permission to play concerts in Iran since the country's Islamic Revolution of 1979.

This week marked a watershed then, with German electronic musician Schiller bringing his pulsating beats to awestruck audiences in the capital Tehran.

"I couldn’t believe it when I heard Schiller was going to performing in Iran," said Arash, a 22-year-old student who declined to provide his last name. "At first I thought my friend was joking, there is no way they are going to give permission for Schiller to perform here, but they did. This is so amazing!"


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