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QUIDAM: Persian music and poetry

March 15 @ 7:30 pm

Nowruz Evening: Persian Music and Poetry

A feast of Persian music and poetry to herald the festival of Nowruz which celebrates the coming of the Spring Solstice and the Persian New Year! As well as the music and poetry, we will share a selection of Persian food and drink.

Dr Peyman Heydarian is an internationally renowned classical musician. Peyman’s main instrument is the santur, a beautifully resonant dulcimer played with felt hammers, and forerunner of the harpsichord. For more than thirty years Peyman has performed solo santur recitals all over the world including Iran, USA, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Hong Kong, Poland, and the UK.

For our first ever Nowruz celebration, Peyman will perform solo santur and daf, as well as accompanying Roshan Ravan and Saara Hasan as they perform poems in Farsi (with English translations) by poets such as Rumi, Hafez and Saadi and a range of contemporary and traditional Persian folk songs.

Friday 15th March | 7.30pm | £15. Tickets available online at http://www.thesantur.com/events.html .

On 12th November 2017 a devastating earthquake, registering 7.3 on the Richter scale, occurred on the Iran-Iraq border and was felt as far away as Israel and the UAE. Large communities of Kurdish people live in the Kermanshah region and they were particularly affected by the disaster.

Over 700 people were killed by the earthquake and more than 8,000 were injured. All the schools in the region were closed. We will be collecting donations towards rebuilding the Kermanshah schools and restoring education to the Kurdish people who live in the region

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
7:30 pm

Venue

St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith
Black Lion Ln
London, W6 9BE United Kingdom