Performing Arts

Moshkin-Ghalam at Backstage, CA, Aug. 2011 1
Zohreh & Manouchehr, the poem Zohreh & Manouchehr is a 23-page long poem written by the early 20th century Iranian poet and satirist Iraj Mirza, who in turn based it on William Shakespeare’s poem “Venus and Adonis”. And this story has ties to the ancient Greek mythology. It is the story of […]

Moshkin-Ghalam’s interpretation of Iraj Mirza’s “Zhohreh & Manouchehr”

Golshifteh Farahani 1
The beautiful and capable Iranian actress, Golshifteh Farahani, has appeared in movies such as Santoori (2007, in Persian) and “Body of Lies” (2008, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio), following which the cleric-run Iranian government banned her from travel outside of Iran. Once she got out, she never returned and currently lives in […]

Golshifteh Farahani & her song Sokoot

Shajarian with Shahnaz Ensemble, LA, May 2010 1
Shajarian & Persian traditional music The legendary Iranian vocalist and composer, ostad (maestro) Mohammad Reza Shajarian has been a prominent name in the Persian traditional music scene since early 1960s. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best and most popular among Iranians. He has also received international awards […]

Shajarian, with new sounds & a touch of green