List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-12-10

    Lecture: “Costume and Character in Safavid Persia ”

    Bay Area - South Bay Sunday - December 10, 2006     01:00 PM

    San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

    520 South First Street

    San Jose, CA 95113

    408.971.0323 x14

    Reservations required.

    Lecture Admission:

    $15 adults

    $10 members

    $5 students

    Visual Presentation and discussion of figural textiles from sixteenth and seventeenth century Iran with narrative themes, followed by a discussion. Lead by Nazanin Shenasa.

    Nazanin Shenasa is a Textile Artist and Art Historian living in Saratoga, CA. She received her M.F.A. in 1996 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in textiles and is currently finishing her M.A. in Art History at San Jose State University . Her textile installations have been exhibited throughout the country.

    Som'ma Dub Ensemble - Return to Babylon - A Persian & Middle Eastern DUB Excursion!

    Washington DC Sunday - December 10, 2006     09:00 PM

    An evening of world electronica and Middle Eastern Dub with a live Middle Eastern DUB & Electronica performance by the members of the Som’ma Dub Collective from San Francisco...

    Sunday December 10th, 9pm

    The Rock & Roll Hotel

    1353 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

    General Admission: $10 Doors: 8PM

    For more information please visit and

    After a highly successful tour of the west coast & headlining in San Francisco & Los Angeles at the largest Persian music festivals in the United States, members of the Som’ma Dub Collective will be offering a varied and truly multi-sensory evening of dubby Persian & Middle Eastern music when they return to the east coast and the Hotel Rock & Roll.

    DUBistan will be performing on Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm

    Address: 1353 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

    Open 7-Days • 21+ To Drink • Doors 8PM • (202) 388-ROCK

    & Also in New York on

    Brooklyn, NY (Dec 10th) - Brooklyn Lyceum

    NYC (Dec 11th) - Maia Meshane

    About DUBistan & the Som’ma Dub Collective

    Based in San Francisco, Som’ma is a truly unique collective of revolutionary musicians; while each musician of the ensemble has an extremely impressive biography, background & history of past achievements and accomplishments in the field of music, Som’ma as a collective has been performing nationally throughout the United States at venues & numerous prestigious festivals and events in front of thousands of people making them one of the most profound collectives of its sort performing within the national underground & mainstream circuits today.

    Using the deep Persian & Middle Eastern classical Music Traditions to generate a musically rich tapestry, Som'ma Dub Collective members continue to explore the realms of electronic music, dub and the Persian dastgah, with an intelligence of spirit where the ancient and modern can converse. Traditional Persian instruments and digital technology meet at the crossroads of Sufism and the modern age.

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