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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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Video: Photo Series Inspired by Persian Poetry - PG13

2010-foto-series-Majeed-Beenteha-iPhotos:  Majeed Beenteha
Music:  Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade

So strong is the Persian aptitude for versifying everyday expressions that one can encounter poetry in almost every classical work, whether from Persian literature, science, or metaphysics.

In short, the ability to write in verse form was a pre-requisite for any scholar. For example, almost half of Avicenna’s medical writings are in verse.

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Tehran: It Is Yours Take It - Calling All Artists

it_is_yours_take_it_tehran_iran_iTehran: Sunday Oct 3rd , and Monday Oct. 4th 2010

What we need :  We need art works on cardboard, carton, canvas or any light material. Maximum Size : 50×50cms

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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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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.

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English Naghali, narrating epic stories of Shahnameh

ferdowsi-shahnameh-characters-iNaghali is narrating of important stories from the Iranian fables, myths and epics which have remained in the most important books since ancient times. A Naghal (storyteller) plays the roles of different characters with special tone, feelings and expressions.

Following Shahnameh Narration in English language is by Neda-afarid (Saghi Aghili), and the story is the Great War Between Iran And Turan.

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Tribute to Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri 1928-1980

sohrab-sepehri-iI come from Kashan

But Kashan is no longer my town
My hometown has been lost
With feverish effort, I have built myself a house
On the far side of the night

Sohrab Sepehri was born in Kashan – Iran. His poetry is full of humanity and concern for human values. He loved nature and refers to it frequently.

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