The sounds of Nowruz, Tehran

Apr 09, 2020, 03:28 PM
Tehran lockdown sound by Negar Zojaji.

"The lockdown due to Corona virus in Iran happened at the same time with the Persian new year. 

"Despite the lockdown and empty streets buskers occasionally play the Sorna and the Dohol on the streets of residential neighborhoods. 

"Dohol and Sorna are two traditional musical instruments that are particularly played on festive ceremonies like that of the advent of new year."

Part of the #StayHomeSounds project, documenting the sounds of the global coronavirus lockdown around the world - for more information, see