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Hammer Museum Presents Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit

Submitted by on January 20, 2013 – 10:58 am

Hammer Museum Presents Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit a special evening of poetry and music on January 22nd 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Poets Majid Naficy, Bernard Radfar, and Niloufar Talebi will read from contemporary and classical poems in both Persian and in the ancient language of Aramaic, with English translations. The readings will be accompanied by traditional Persian music performed by Sahba Motallebi on tar and setar, Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh, tonbak, and setar, and Bobak Salehi on setar, violin, and Spanish guitar. A traditional Persian tea will be served following the program.

In conjunction with Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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