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Mehregan 2011, A Celebration of Love, Knowledge, and Commitment

mehregan-2011-iOctober 1 – 2, 2011 (11 am – 11 pm)
Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, CA

The Mehregan Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Persian Festival of Autumn (Mehregan 2011) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2011 at the Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine, California.

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Mowlana, Poet of Life’s Dance

Rumi-14526-iCompiled By: Firouzeh Mirrazavi, Deputy Editor of Iran Review

Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi’s tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.

In the shrine there is a silver plated step on which the followers of Mowlana rub their foreheads and place kisses. This area is usually cordoned off but is opened for these devotional actions during the December pilgrimage festivities.

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United Kingdom - Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2011

Edinburgh-Iranian-Festival-2011Jan. 28 – Feb 6 2011

EIF aims to raise awareness of Iranian culture and helps to integrate it with other cultures in Scotland.  There are seven categories (arts, books, comedy, film, food, lectures, and music) with events taking place in venues across Edinburgh.

The festival is being organized by a dedicated team of volunteers.

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Googoosh Music Academy, a Persian Talent Show

Googoosh-music-academy-iGoogoosh Music Academy is a new television series to discover unknown talents with the help and guidance of Googoosh.

The idea of  the show is not only for the audience to vote for their favorites, but also to teach these talents how to best reach their highest potential.

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San Francisco - Kiosk Live at Yoshi’s

iranian-kiosk-2010-iJuly 4th 2010 8PM & 10PM

Join Kiosk at the intimate setting of Yoshi’s in San Francisco to hear Kiosk’s new songs! and fresh new sound! Kiosk will be joined on stage by notable guest musicians, including Paul Mehling of Hot Club of San Francisco.

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The Golha Project: Digital Archiving of Flowers of Persian Poetry and Song

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Golha Radio Program, broadcast from 1956 through 1979, covered the entire history of classical as well as contemporary Persian poetry, giving marvelous expression to the whole gamut of traditional Persian music and poetry.

Digital archiving of all the Golha radio programs is being conducted for access by academic researchers of Persian music and literature and the public at large.

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Michelle Montezeri's Freedom For Iran Original Song - Change

16 year old Michelle Montezeri dedicates her original song Change to the Iranian Green Movement.

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