This event is sold out.Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1398, the new year in the Persian calendar.
Short musical interludes will be offered by Farzin Dehghan, and Iranian-American kamancheh and oud player hailing from Isfahan, Iran. With a degree in performance from the Berklee College of music, Dehghan has performed Persian, Arabic, Indian, American, Kurdish, Turkish, pop and cross-cultural music throughout the United States with artists such as Aynur Dogan, Simon Shaheen, Abigail Washburn, Celeste Buckingham, and others.
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Presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum in collaboration with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Association, the Harvard College Iranian Association, and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University