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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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Northern California - Festival of the Silk Road 2010


Saturday May 8, 2010
Mexican Heritage Theater 6:30PM

Concert of Dance, Music & Poetry from Central Asia and the Silk Road.

Fun for the whole family!! A stellar cast of Bay Area world dance and music groups, a Silk Road bazaar, Art Exhibit, and many special guests.

Dance, Music & Poetry of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, China, Tajikistan, Indonesia and more…

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


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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Kennedy Center: Masters of Persian Music


Sunday, February 28, 2010 – Washington, DC
Sunday, February 13, 2010 – Berkeley, CA

This edition of Masters of Persian Music features two of the most important figures in Persian classical music touring with the next generation of musical masters! Kayhan Kalhor on kamancheh and Hossein Alizadeh on tar are joined by remarkable young vocalist Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh.

Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts

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Iranian Enlightenment Week - New York City

dervish-i1Nov. 06 – Asia Society: Women of Iran Film Series: Border Cafe
Nov. 07 – Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery: Roya Akhavan: Nexus
Nov. 08 – Open Center: Lecture, An Evening of Persian Mystical Poetry
Nov. 10 – New York University: Hafez Nazeri, Meet the Artist
Nov. 11 – Asia Society: A Conversation/Demo, Shahram and Hafez Nazeri
Nov. 14 – Carnegie Hall: Rumi Symphony Project: Cycle 1 performance
Nov. 20 – Metropolitan Museum of Art: Artistic Lineages in Persian Painting, Lecture by Dr. Layla S. Diba

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Video: Namjoo Music

Mohsen Namjoo Cielito-Lindo feat Golshifteh Farahani YouTube Preview Image