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New York - Poetics of Iran

Goudarzi-zora-iSaturday June 26 2010
Zoraspace 7:30 PM

Presenting a sampling of Persian poets, such as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, Baba Taher, Shams e Maghrebi, and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani, among others.

Sara Goudarzi Vocal (poetry)

Sara Goudarzi is a New York City writer and performer of poetry. She was born in Tehran and grew up in Iran, Kenya, and the US. Her nonfiction and poetry have appeared in The Adirondack Review, National Geographic News, The Christian Science Monitor, Terry and Drunken Boat, among others. She is the founder and co-editor of /One/ The Journal of Literature, Art and Ideas. Currently, Sara is working on a first novel. Her CD, Oryan, Selected Poems of Baba Taher, in collaboration with Kees van den Doel, is available on CD Baby. Sara’s website is

Aida Shahghasemi Vocal (singing) & Daf

Aida Shahghasemi Aida Shahghasemi recently moved to New York City. She is a traveler between Iran and the States in order to play with individuals and ensembles in Tehran, Minneapolis (where she resided prior to New York), and most recently, New York. She learned the Daf from Amir Samadi and has worked on the Persian Classical Vocal repertoire under the supervision of Parissa.

Sinan Gündoğdu Saz & Oud

Sinan Gündoğdu is a musician from Turkey based in New York. He plays the Oud, Saz (Baglama) and often performs with various Flamenco musicians and other fusion bands around NY.


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