Report on WAALM®'s Official Announcements by Darius KADIVAR
Their Excellencies of love, with their eternal traces,
are divinely selected companions;
In the sky of culture, like single stars,
Their Excellencies are guidance to him who is lost
©Lyrics from Tak Setareha IFSI - WAALM 2006. Translated by M.Dorbayani, PhD)
With a deeply rooted culture and civilization that spans over more than two millenniums, Persians as a community both inside and outside their motherland have greatly contributed to the Arts and intellectual emancipation of their contemporaries. Paradoxically the turmoil's of history and exile have also enriched an introspection on ourselves as a community and on our responsibility as Artists, Writers or Intellectuals as well as citizens of our country of adoption to play a part in a dialogue of civilizations so necessary in our tormented World. It is to respond to the growing desire of not only recognition but also encouragement of Persian Artists, Writers and people of culture Worldwide as well as that of their colleagues in their new country of adoption that The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM® (*) took an unprecedented initiative to support, develop, and promote the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, and benefiting the public. Thus it has created the Persian Golden Lioness Awards® which is in its second year of existence has no other ambition than to encourage and promote men and women who through their work subscribe to the humanistic values and love of beauty so dearly cherished by our great Persian poets through the ages.
By Paying tribute to the Past and an eye on the Future, (**) The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM® is proud to announce that this years recipient will pay tribute to several generation of talents who have greatly contributed to the enhancement of Persian Arts and Culture on an International basis in Four Categories Dramatic Arts, Literature, Music and Media.
The Academy is proud to announce that the title of the Signature Song of the Persian Golden Lioness Awards® will be TAK SETAREHHA© aka SINGLE STARS© with the Lyrics of Mrs. Homa Mirafshar, Composed by Master Mohamed Heidari, arranged by M. Cheshmazar, and performed by Legendary Star Sattar (****).
The Hosts : Prof. M. Dorbayani, PhD and Dr. Marjan Abdi, PhD
the Founders of The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM®
And Directors of the International Further Studies Institute-IFSI® www.ifsi.hu
We are proud to say that the reaction of the Arts Community particularly from Persian Artists of the Diaspora and Hungarian Artists to the announcment of the 2nd Annual Persian Golden Lioness Awards® has been TREMENDOUS. It has been very heart warming and enthusiastic and the Academy and its founders Prof. M. Dorbayani, PhD and Dr. Marjan Abdi, PhD would like to thank all for the continuous and regular endorsements it receives and words of encouragement from talented artists and fans worldwide. (*) It humbles us and adds to our ambition to live up to your expectations.
The 2nd Annual Persian Golden Lioness Awards® will be held in Budapest in October of 2006. Hungary and its beautiful, cultural and historical capital Budapest is not only the host city for the Awards but also one of the Award winning nations being honored and participating in all categories of our academy. WAALM ® will give full accommodation to the Awardees for their three-day stay visit that will include a tour of the city's highlights and will culminate by the Awards Ceremony. The latter will be covered by our academy's Media Partner KTV® a major broadcasting Hungarian company that will showcase the event to more than 300 000 Viewers.
Author's Notes :
(**) A special tribute during the Awards will be given to equally known, unknown, past or present Iranian artists, actors, directors, costume designers, technicians in Iran who have been striving and continue to struggle for their Art in often precarious and difficult situations.
(***)Please See Endorsement and Guest Page
(****) Official Website of Sattar www.sattarmusic.net
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About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Columnist for OCPC Magazine. He operates as
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