4/05/2009

The Iranian American Weekend

Kayhan Kalhor performs with Brooklyn Riders

I have been attending the Iranian Alliances Across Borders Conference in Berkeley this weekend. It has been a very good time meeting new people and catching up with old friends. My writer friends in Northern California and one from New York are here for the conference and it's been a pleasure hanging out with them. When we went to dinner last night, it was wonderful to look from one end of the table to the next, seeing authors, poets, artists, and musicians all having an Irani dinner together and talking about life! I am also impressed by the beautiful and intelligent young Iranians who have shown up at the conference, whether to present papers and ideas or to receive them.

I'm planning on going to watch Kayhan Kalhor, the Iranian Kamancheh master, perform with Brooklyn Riders tonight. I will let you know all about it! I will also tell you about the Fared Shafinuri concert my friends and I attended last night soon. It was fabulous! Have a great Sunday everybody!

10 comments:

Ahmad said...

I like Kalhor's work. He is one of the innovative Kamanche players, if not the only one. I recently got one of his works in which he plays with Indian Sitar and Tabla players. Have been enjoying it... Wish he had a concert in Dallas. Hope you enjoy your time.

Behnam said...

Salaam Nazy, I like this special spelling. It was very nice performance of Kalhor and the orchestra. To be honest, I wish I lived that area to have the opportunity to attend such fabulous events. By the way, have a blessing year

kamy said...

salam nazi
I love your English reports. I follow them every weeks.
keep writing on !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi My name is Shifteh
I am one one of your blog reader and one of your blog's fan
i like your writing , I live in Walnut Creek and I want to see if you have time maybe we can meet someday and have a chat, I come to Berkeley alot so if you have time let me know maybe we can have a coffee one of these days , let me know my E.mail is sh_rastin@yahoo.com
thanks

مسعود said...

سلام دوست من
حق نداشتم نگران باشم؟
پرکار و پربار و پرروزی باش
ان شاءالله

Daisy said...

Salam Nazy jon, I miss you.

آدم گلابی said...

salam Nazi joon,

dropped by to say hi and that I miss you a lot. I was away from the cyber world for a while but I am back and hoping to catch up.

in love,

ا. ش. said...

منتظر نوشته ی بعدی شما هستیم نازی عزیز! ّهمراه با آرزوی سلامتی و شادکامی

Austin said...

Hello Nazy, I miss you too (from Ann Arbor).

داستانک said...

سلام