List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-09-20

    campaign Mobilization for Supervisor Mirkarimi

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - September 20, 2008     10:30 AM

    campaign Mobilization for Supervisor Mirkarimi
    Join us at Campaign HQ this Saturday
    Event InfoType:
    Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Saturday, September 20, 2008
    10:30am - 2:00pm
    580 Hayes St. @ Laguna
    San Francisco, CA
    Contact InfoPhone:
    What: Mobilization for Supervisor Mirkarimi's Re-Election Campaign

    When: Saturday, September 20th at 10:30 a.m.

    Where: 580 Hayes Street at Laguna

    Info: (415) 724-5072

    Dear Friends,

    The campaign to re-elect Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is excited to announce that we have opened our office at 580 Hayes Street at Laguna. We are writing to ask you to join us for our first major mobilization outreach event and help distribute campaign literature in District 5.

    We hope you are able to help us with this important work, and please bring any friends who would like to lend a hand. If you are able to come out on Saturday, we would love to show you our new office and to have your help conducting outreach in District 5. Hope to see you then!

    Best regards,

    Team Mirkarimi

    Hafiz Khani with Dr. Zari Taheri

    Bay Area - East Bay Saturday - September 20, 2008     02:00 PM

    Salaam Bar Hamegy,

    Most of you know Dr. Zari Taheri from her teaching days in Middle Eastern Studies in UC Berkeley. For the last few years she has accepted a visiting professor position in Tokyo University, Foreign Studies department. In her limited visit each summer, she has conducted literature classes in Berkeley and Los Altos. Since it is a rare opportunity to have Dr Taheri with us, we won't have a zanan meeting this month and I like to invite everyone to attend the Hafez seminar with Dr Zari Taheri on Sept 20. The details are as follows:

    Hafiz Khani with Dr. Zari Taheri

    This is a great opportunity to enjoy Hafiz poetry with Dr. Zari Taheri, professor of Persian literature from Tokyo University.

    Day: Saturday September 20, 2008

    Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

    Place: UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall, Room 20

    Cost: $15

    Ustad Aziz Herawi, master of Afghani lutes

    California - San Diego Saturday - September 20, 2008     08:00 PM

    The Center for World Music
    with support from the Persian Cultural Center and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego

    (rubab, dutar)

    with Ahmad Siar Haseq (tabla)

    Saturday Sept 20, 8 P.M.

    The Neuroscience Institute (La Jolla)
    10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92121

    $20 general, $10 students.

    Info and tickets (619) 688-0688
    Samples at

    An expatriate Afghani currently living in California, Herawi calls himself an amateur musician but is actually a rare performer of the traditional music from the Herat valley in western Afghanistan. Those familiar with author Khaled Hosseini (of Kite-Runner fame) would know that his family came from Herat, where as its geography suggests, the area's music is a blend of Persian and Hindustani instruments and styles. The pieces have the varied rhythms of the Hindustani raga forms, but are fairly short (3 to 5 minutes each). The melodies are based on a 12-tone octave that in recent decades has overtaken the traditional Persian tonal system. Ustad Herawi plays the 14-string dutar, a long-necked lute, and the rebab, a short-necked lute, accompanied by tabla and/or frame drum. Herawi's strength is the energy and spontaneity of his instrumental pieces.

    CalArts Creative Music Festival

    Los Angeles Saturday - September 20, 2008     08:30 PM

    This season's edition of the storied CalArts creative music revue brings one of the most formidable lineups in the festival's history for two nights of boundary smashing creative music. Trumpeter, composer, improviser and festival founder Wadada Leo Smith leads two different ensembles: his Golden Quintet, with Vijay Iyer (piano), John Lindberg (bass), and Pheeroan akLaff and Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion), and the Silver Orchestra, which performs with master baritone Thomas Buckner, Vinny Golia (winds), Vicki Ray (piano), Mark Menzies (violin), and Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cello). The first night, entitled "Music and the Voice," showcases Smith's Silver Orchestra, as well as the genre-defying pianist, composer and improviser Anthony Davis with his ensemble Episteme, featuring Earl Howard (synthesizer and saxophone), Mark Dresser (bass), J.D. Parran (reeds), and Cynthia Aaronson-Davis (soprano). Completing the first night's program is pianist, organist, gospel singer, composer and improviser Amina Claudine Myers. Myers performs here in a trio with Don Pate (bass) and Reggie Nicholson (drums), and with Paul Berkolds and the CalArts Choir. The second night, entitled "Music and Video," features Smith's Golden Quintet, as well as the Sufi tradition-inspired Lian Ensemble, with Houman Pourmehdi (tonbak, daf, ney, vocals), Mahshid Mirzadeh (santur), Mani Bolouri (kamanche, gheychak, vocals), Amir Koushkani (tar, vocals) and Pirayeh Pourafar (tar, vocals), all set to live video projection by Carole Kim.

    September 19, 8:30 pm

    Music and the Voice

    Thomas Buckner and the Silver Orchestra

    Anthony Davis and Episteme

    Amina Claudine Myers Trio and the CalArts Choir

    September 20, 8: 30 pm

    Music and Video

    Lian Ensemble

    Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quintet

    live video by Carole Kim



    631 West Second Street

    Downtown Los Angeles 90012

    In the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex



    Purchase tickets at the box office - (213) 237-2800

    Or online at

    Kiosk - Live in Germany , Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2008

    Europe - Germany Saturday - September 20, 2008     08:30 PM

    Kiosk - Live in Germany , Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2008
    Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2008
    Event Info Host: Kiosk
    Type: Music/Arts - Concert
    Network: Global
    Time and Place Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
    Time: 8:30pm - 11:30pm
    Location: Lagerhalle Osnabrück
    City/Town: Osnabrück, Germany

    DescriptionKiosk will be playing its first European show on September 20th as part of the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrück.
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