List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-02-14

    Pan-Asian Music Festival Symposium and Film Screening Featuring Mohsen Namjoo & Torang Abedian

    Bay Area - Peninsula Saturday - February 14, 2009     02:00 PM

    Pan-Asian Music Festival Symposium and Film Screening
    Featuring Mohsen Namjoo & Torang Abedian
    Event Info Host: Mohsen Namjoo
    Type: Meetings - Informational Meeting
    Network: Global
    Time and Place Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location: Campbell Recital Hall @ Stanford University
    Street: 541 Lasuen Mall
    City/Town: Stanford, CA
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    DescriptionPan-Asian Music Festival visiting composers and artists discuss the state of music
    and the arts in their respective countries.

    2:00 p.m. — Yinam Leef
    “Art Music in Israel Today”
    Israel, a country in the Western Asian Levant on the southeastern edge of the
    Mediterranean Sea, borders Lebanon to the north, Syria and Jordan to the east,
    and Egypt to the southwest. Modern Israeli music is heavily influenced by its
    constituents, including Jewish immigrants from more than 120 countries around the
    world who have brought their own musical traditions, making Israel a global melting
    pot. This is where composer Yinam Leef grew up, where East meets West, old and
    new coexist, and local and universal aesthetics are apparent at a change of glance.
    In this lecture, Mr. Leef will present and discuss art music that has been written in
    Israel lately, by various composers representing different approaches, styles, and
    influences.

    3:00 p.m. — Mohsen Namjoo
    “Persian Poetry, Persian Music, and the Aesthetic Synergy”
    In contemporary Iran today, the real music business is underground, and Mohsen
    Namjoo is one of the most important of the underground musicians. Born in 1976
    to a traditional Iranian family, he grew up in the city of Mashhad, where he was
    sent to a vocal class organized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
    Much later, he began recording his own compositions as a solo artist. He writes
    poetry with a unique modernist flair. In his trademark style, he sometimes uses
    satirical lyrics and blends them with the Classical poetry of Hafez, Rumi, and
    Saadi. His mixing of traditional Persian music with jazz and blues has earned him
    the reputation of “Iran’s most controversial musician.” In this lecture, Mohsen will
    discuss his own music, as well as the music and politics in today’s Iran.

    4:00 p.m. — Torang Abedian
    “Not an Illusion”
    After the Iranian Revolution, women were banned from singing solo before general
    audiences. The Iranian filmmaker Torang Abedian will present a preview screening
    of her new documentary, Not an Illusion. This film follows the life of a female
    musician in Tehran and gives viewers a glimpse of the challenges she faces in trying
    to achieve her dream and make sure that it is not an illusion. This is a preview; the
    world premiere will be held in Berlin in March of 2009.

    Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, 2009 With Guest Mohsen Namjoo

    Bay Area - Peninsula Saturday - February 14, 2009     08:00 PM

    Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, 2009 With Guest Mohsen Namjoo
    Don't Miss Your Chance...
    Event Info Host: Mohsen Namjoo
    Type: Music/Arts - Concert
    Network: Global
    Time and Place Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
    Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
    Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium @ Stanford University
    Street: 471 Lagunita Dr
    City/Town: Stanford, CA
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    Contact Info Phone: 6507240939
    Email: psherpa@stanford.edu

    DescriptionPurchase Tickets:
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    Sponsored by: Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies

    Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, 2009
    The annual Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival has established itself as one of the most important Asian music festivals in the U.S. Now in its fifth year, the festival will celebrate Asian composers and explore both traditional and contemporary works across many genres, including orchestral music, computer game music, sacred sounds, and computer/electronic music. Stanford¹s own talented ensembles plus guest artists will join together to present some of the most outstanding traditional and contemporary music written by Asian composers. The Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Symphonic
    Choir, Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, Stanford New Ensemble, and Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics will perform works by Mohsen Namjoo (Iran), Chen Yi (China), Chen Yi (China), Hyo-shin Na (Korea), Tan Dun (China), Joji Yuasa (Japan), and Yinam Leef (Israel), among many others. Additionally, many of the composers and guest artists will participate in roundtable discussions and post concert talks to converse about everything from the influence of Asian music on American music to the role that governmental politics play in the creative process.
    The Festival will run through February 13th- February 27th


    Guest: Mr. Mohsen Namjoo

    Mohsen Namjoo was born in 1976 in a traditional Iranian family in Torbate-jam (a small city famous for it's Dotar players), but he primarily grew up in the city of Mashhad. At the age of twelve, after the death of his father which affected him enormously, he was sent to a vocal class organized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Mohsen began recording some of his compositions as a solo artist, and later with two different bands in 2003. He writes his own poetry with a unique modernist flair. In his trademark style, he sometimes uses satirical lyrics and blends them with classical poetry of Hafez, Rumi and Saadi. His bent for combining traditional Persian Music with Jazz and Blues has earned him the reputation of "Iran's most controversial musician

    Stanford Symphony Orchestra
    Friday, February 13, 8:00 p.m.
    Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10/5 (Regular/ Stanford Student)

    Music from Iran: Mohsen Namjoo
    Saturday, February 14, 8:00 p.m.
    Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $20/10 (Regular/ Stanford Student)

    Mohsen Namjoo combines Persian music with jazz, blues, satire, and poetry. He will perform his own compositions on traditional Persian and Western instruments. Please join the artist afterwards for a discussion about Iranian music. This event is a part of a weeklong residency, presented in collaboration with Iranian Studies at Stanford.
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    Dinkelspiel Auditorium is located on Lagunita Drive, adjacent to Tresidder Union.

    Parking for Dinkelspiel Auditorium may be found in the parking lot off Lagunita Drive near Tresidder Memorial Union. Additional parking is also available on Abbott Way.

    Dance Til' U Drop

    Vancouver Saturday - February 14, 2009     10:44 PM

    FEB. 14TH, 2009 - Valentine's Night!

    جنجالی ترین گروه موسیقی، غذاهای متنوع و لذیذ، محبوب ترین دیجی شهر، و برنامه کمدی جذاب

    - Candle light dinner with magical sound of Pan Flute by Edgar Muenala
    (let your soul fly)

    - A selection of most beautiful oldies during the dinner
    (refresh your memories of back home)

    - Diamond of the East 8 pc Live Band until midnight
    -- selection of most recent hit songs and top 40 pop
    (do you think you can catch up with the rhythm?)

    Singer: Mohammad Reza
    Keyboards: Homayoon Hakimi
    Keyboards: Aria Saadi
    Drums: Eisa Godoussey
    Percussion: Sahel K
    Bass: Colin Cowan
    Flute: Edgar Manuella

    Sound: Mohammad

    - DJ Fariborz + Masih after hour DJ
    (dance til you drop!)

    - Mehdi K., the most amusing Persian MC and Hamid F., Comedy Performer
    (to wipe the exhaustion off your face)

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