List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-02-24

    Seminar on Building the Setar by Nasser Shirazi

    Bay Area - East Bay Sunday - February 24, 2008     10:00 AM

    سِمینار"روش ساختن سه تار"

    “Central Stage” Presents a Seminar on

    Building the Setar, An Iranian Musical Instrument

    Sunday Feb. 24, 2008
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    5221 Central Stage A-1, Richmond, California

    Presented by Nasser Shirazi

    This is a six hour condensed seminar/workshop on building the Setar, an Iranian stringed musical instrument. Construction techniques for making this beautiful instrument will be demonstrated in a step by step process. No previous knowledge of this subject is required. The only requirement is a love for learning and an appreciation of this work as an art.

    You will be provided the following book and materials prior to the seminar day:
    “Setar Construction” (Ravesh-e- Sakhtan-e- Setar) by Nasser Shirazi
    Other related materials such as lists of suppliers of tools and materials.

    Mr. Shirazi, a professional engineer, has 25 years of hands-on experience and research in the lutherie field. He will demonstrate in a workshop setting and will answer relevant questions. At the end of the day, participants will have learned the process for building this stringed musical instrument, and gained general knowledge to pursue the actual construction of it.

    Cost: $150.00 (includes the sale price of the book “Setar Construction”)
    If interested, fill out the attached form and send it with $150.00 fee by February 8, 2008, check or money order to:
    Nasser Shirazi
    P.O. Box 4793
    Walnut Creek, Calif. 94596

    Workshop is limited to 15 (max.) persons.

    The seminar location is Central Stage, 5221 Central Stage A-1, Richmond, Calif. 94804. Detailed directions will be provided later.

    Please provide your e-mail, cell/home phones and mailing address with your registration request below, so we can send you the above materials prior to the seminar date for your review and preparation for the seminar.

    The language of the seminar is Persian. However, if some applicants do not speak Persian, the seminar will be in English.

    For further information call (925) 943-1079 or E-Mail:

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    To: Nasser Shirazi
    P.O. Box 4793
    Walnut Creek, California 94596

    Yes, I wish to attend the seminar on “BUILDING THE SETAR” on Sunday February 24, 2008, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attached is $150.00 fee.

    Name ______________________________________________________

    Address ____________________________________________________


    Cell/home Tel. ______________________ E-Mail _______________

    An Illuminated History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

    Los Angeles Sunday - February 24, 2008     03:00 PM

    Feb. 24 (Sun), 3-6 pm—"An Illuminated History of Jewish-Muslim Relations" Will Explore Historic Bonds & Contemporary Tensions

    Levantine Center at Pacific Arts Center, 10469 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90025 (just west of Beverly Glen). Street parking. Seating limited, advance reservations suggested.

    $25 general, $20 members and students with i.d. ($30 at the door, contingent on availability), includes light reception. Book by phone, 310.657.5511 or online
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