List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-06-07

    RUMI IN PERFORMANCE

    Massachusetts Saturday - June 7, 2008     06:00 PM

    RUMI IN PERFORMANCE
    Title Rumi in Performance
    Event Concert and Whirling Workshop
    Venue Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, Mass
    Date & Time Saturday, June 7, 2008, Evening
    Tickets Contact Kripalu at 1.800.741.7353
    Information There is an enormous resurgence of interest in the 13th Century mystical Persian poet Rumi. He is the greatest exponent of the ecstatic intoxication of sacred love. Shahram Shiva, Rumi translator and author, captures the essence of the poet's message through his passionate performances. The union of spoken verse and live music-Rich Goodhart on world instruments- melds magic with love. To complete the evening Shahram invites the audience to join him in a guided, ecstatic whirling experience.
    Musicians Rich Goodhart & John Ragusa

    Continuity and Change: Women Empowerment and Islam Revisited

    Bay Area - East Bay Saturday - June 7, 2008     07:00 PM

    June 7, 2008 at 7PM
    Topic: “Continuity and Change: Women Empowerment and Islam Revisited”

    Lecture by: Dr. Hamid Mavani, Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University

    Program includes: Quranic Recitation, Lecture in English, Prayer, and Sweets/Tea


    Hamid Mavani is Assistant Professor of Religion at the Claremont Graduate University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies. Professor Mavani has been active at the academic and community level in promoting interfaith dialogue, inter- and intra-Muslim dialogue, religious pluralism, civil society, democratic governance, reform in the Islamic legal tradition, gender and religion, and environmental ethics. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal reform, Muslims in America, Twelver Shi’ism, Qur’anic studies and Contemporary developments in the Muslim world. In his studies, he has collaborated with institutions and organizations such as Graduate Theological Union, University of California, San Francisco, United Religions Initiative (URI), San Francisco Interfaith Council, Oakland Coalition of Congregations (OCC), The Northern California Interreligious Council (NCIC), International Diplomacy Council (IDC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Mavani has translated three booklets: from Arabic to English by Ayatullah Seestani titled Contemporary Legal Rulings in Shi’i Law (OAIK: Montreal, 1996) and on maqtal literature by Abu Mikhnaf (London, 2001); from Persian to English titled A Guide to Islamic Medical Ethics (OAIK: Montreal, 1998). He authored an article titled “Analysis of Khomeini’s Proofs for al-Wilaya al-Mutlaqa” in the book The Most Learned of the Shi’a (Oxford University Press, 2001) and is the author of Titles and Themes of the Qur’an (Thornhill: Islamic Education Board, 2004).

    1433 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612

    Live Persian Music with FAZZ @ Enrico's

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - June 7, 2008     07:30 PM

    Farzad Arjmand (Bay Area's accopmlished Flamenco Guitarist) will perform with his musical ensembels (Guitar,Cell,Violin,Piano,Precussions) at Enrico's www.enricossf.com Farzad will sing songs from:Farhad,Fereydoon Forooghi,Shahriar Ghambari,Faramarz Aslani,Siavash Ghomeishi,and some of his own songs and other artists. This event happens two Saturdays of the month at Enrico's (most sophisticated Jazz club in San Francisco) NO COVER CHARGE. Show starts 7:30pm -11:30pm DJ will take over from 11:30pm to 2:00am For Farzad's Profile go to www.myspace.com/sffazz (415) 509 8339

    SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - June 7, 2008     10:00 PM

    San Francisco's biggest International Summer Kick off Party.

    featuring the best SF's Persian Dj's:

    VAHID-DIRTYHERTZ-BLUTEX



    RSVP at:

    matique@live.com

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