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Haft Sin @ the Library

Sunday March 18  –2;30 to 4 p.m. Please join us to celebrate Nowruz with  dance.
Shahrzad Dance Academy.   

This event is free.  No reservations are required.

Haft Sīn (هفت سین) or the seven ‘S’s is a major tradition of Norooz. The haft sin table includes seven specific items starting with the letter ‘S’ or Sīn (س) in the Persian alphabet.

Then again @ the library the seven items of the our collection related to Persian culture can be listed as :

1.Separation

2.Shahnameh 

Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century.

3.Shahram Nazeri 

is a contemporary Iranian tenor of Kurdish ancestry who sings classical Persian music from Kermanshah. He was the first vocalist to set Rumi’s poetry to Iranian music thirty-five years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Iranian classical music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi. The New York Times has dubbed him the Persian Nightingale and the Christian Science Monitor has called him Iran’s Pavarotti.

4. Shiva  science fiction novel [perhaps the first –and only- one of its kind in the Iranian literature]

5.Sima Bina 

(born 1944 in Birjand, Iran) is notable Persian classical musician and Iran’s researcher, composer, singer and song-writer of Iranian folk music.

6. Shar-i Ishq 

Hossein Omoumi (born 1944) is a scholar and teacher of Persian music, who is Professor in Persian Performing Arts of music at the University of California, Irvine. He has performed at many concerts and music festivals as a player of the ney, the traditional reed flute of Iran.

7.Saved by beauty : adventures of an American romantic in Iran The author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life challenges popular misconceptions about Iran’s youth culture, describing his visits to regions that inspired Rumi and Hafez, where he learned about the rich histories, cuisines and arts that comprise everyday life.

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