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Zoya Sabet in Benefit Concert in Los Altos Hills, California

The Iranian Federated Women's Club and the Educational Scholarship Fund Committee are honored to present Zoya Sabet and
Sohile Zoulfonoon in concert on Sunday, February 8, 2004, at Smithwich Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.

Ms. Sabet is a traditional Persian vocalist whose training began in her native Iran. Her vast and diverse repertoire encompasses a variety of genre. She has performed on four continents and recorded 14 albums. She was the first classical singer from Iran
to perform at the Sydney Opera House.

Ms. Sabet was trained under the direction of some of the greatest Iranian masters, including Ostad Manoochehr Sadeghi, Ostad Morteza Varzi, and Maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi.

Though Ms. Sabet's training is classical and her performances reserved mostly for scholars and academics, "It's important for her to play music that attracts younger people," said Parviz Gharib-Afshar, master of Iranian media.

In an effort to connect with a larger and younger audience-and not just Iranians-Ms. Sabet taps into ancient Persian poetry and sets some of the most beautiful lyrics from Rumi and Hafez to contemporary music, Mr. Gharib-Afshar explained.

She will be accompanied in concert by Sohile Zoulfonoon, a talented musician from a very well known musical Iranian family.

Proceeds from this concert will benefit Iranian-American students, musicians, artists, writers, and poets. A portion will also be donated to the victims of the Bam earthquake.

Please join us starting at 5 p.m. for a journey through time to rediscover the vocal and music of Persia. Tickets are $25 and tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased at Persian Markets. They can also be purchased online at

For more information, please visit our Web site at or call (408) 381-4268.

IFWC ( is a local not-for-profit organization free of political and religious affiliations. The organization's sole mission is to integrate and empower the Iranian American community in Northern California. IFWC provides cultural and educational activities, including awarding scholarships each year.

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