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The Rich Persian Culture in Art & Photography

Persian Dancers    Persian Art    Persian Art

Photo credit (top left): Persian Parade, New York, 2007: Amy Malek

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Jump to galleries of past events:

· Inja O Oonja: Stories of Iranian American Life  

· Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora  

·Welcome Spring: Norouz  

·Days of Revolution: Political Protest in an Iranian Village  

·Jews of Iran, Lecture by Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar  

·Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran  

·The Cat and the Coup, Decoded by Kurosh ValaNejad and Comments by George Vasquez  

· Welcome Spring : A Concert of Classical and Folk Persian Music to Celebrate Norouz and the Arrival of Spring 

· Baharaneh: An evening of Music & Poetry to celebrate spring 

· Recollections: Works by Taraneh hemami


[April 11, 2014]

 " INJA O OONJA : Stories of Iranian-American Life"

Here and There : Stories of Iranian-American Life, a 3-act play adapted and directed by Professor Matthew Spangler, Performed at Le Petit Theater, San Jose, California
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  • Shirindokht Nourmanesh and JD Jeans in "Masquerade"
  • Shirindokht Nourmanesh and Melinda Marks as "Aziz" and "Jasmin" in "Masquerade"
  • Patrick McElearney and JD Jeans in "Other Mothers, Other Sons"

  • Professor Matthew Spangler, director and playwright of "Inja o Oonja: Stories of Iranian American LIfe"
  • Kyle Swany, Mehrzad Karimabadi, Sara Masayekh, and Patrick McElearney in "Other Mothers, Other Sons"
  • cast and director of Inja o Oonja participating in audience Q & A
  • Mehrzad Karimabadi and Sara Masayekh in "Other Mothers, Other Sons"

  • Professor Matthew Spangler, director and playwright of "Inja o Oonja: Stories of Iranian American LIfe"


[April 11-12  2014]

" Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora "

Conference on Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora, with artists, writers and filmmakers. Made possible with a grant from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. Held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, California
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[March 9, 2014]

 " Welcome Spring: Norouz "

A concert of classical and folk Persian music to celebrate Norouz and Arrival of Spring
With performances by Mahvash Guerami, Santour and Hossein Massoudi, Vocals, musical guest Homeyra Banejad, Daf & Bay Area Iranian American Children's Choral Group
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(Photo credits: Schehrbano Khan)  

[February 25, 2014]

" Days of Revolution : Political Protest in an Iranian Village"

Reading and Discussion with Dr. Mary Elaine Hegland, Santa Clara University
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(Photo credits: Schehrbano Khan)  

 [February 18, 2014]

  Jews of Iran

A Lecture with Dr.Jaleh Pirnazar Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley
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(Photo credits: Schehrbano Khan) 

[October 10, 2013]

Love and Pomegranates 

Editor of Love and Pomegranates, Meghan Sayres, who lives in Seattle, Washington, visits San Jose State University to discuss the new anthology she published and to discuss the value of cultural openness, October 10, 2013. Poet, Farnaz Fatemi, reads her selection published in Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran (2013--edited by Meghan Sayres) 
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(Photo credits: Schehrbano Khan) 

[October 8, 2013]

The Cat and the Coup

Kurosh ValaNejad, Animator, Artist and Professor of Animation and Illustration at University of Southern California,shares his documentary video game,"The Cat and the Coup," with San Jose State University audience, at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Oct. 8, 2013.  Dr. George Vasquez, Professor of History at San Jose State University, gives an overview of the 1953-CIA backed coup d'etat in Iran that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh; his comments were part of the 60th anniversary events held at San Jose State University.
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(Photo credits: Schehrbano Khan)  

[March 10, 2013]

Welcome Spring
A Concert of Classical and Folk Persian Music To Celebrate Norouz and the Arrival of Spring

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Mahvash Guerami, master santour player and  Hossein Massoudi, vocalist, accompanies Khanoom Guerami on the dun bak at San Jose State University. 

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[April 12, 2012]
 Baharaneh
An Evening of Music & Poetry to Celebrate Spring 

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[March 8, 2012]
Recollections: Art & the Archive of an Iranian-American Journey

Works by Acclaimed Bay Area Artist Taraneh Hemami 

Taraneh Hemami explores themes of displacement, preservation, and representation in personal and collective projects, from permanent and ephemeral installations to object and media productions. 

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