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Persian poetry of rebellion hits a classical note


Ossyan (rebellion): classical Persian music by Namād Ensemble breathes new life into the works of rebel Iranian poets, Forough Farrokhzad and Siavosh Kasraei



For the first time ever, the famous and daring poetry of Farrokhzad, will be put to classical Persian music by Namād Ensemble at the following venues:


Irvine September 21

OC Plaza

Reservation: (858) 653-0336

San Diego September 27
Smith Recital Hall, SDSU
Reservation: (858) 653-0336

Los Angeles September 28
Skirball Cultural Center
Reservation: (858) 653-0336

San Francisco October 02

Beyond Persia

Reservation: (415) 738-2182

Sacramento October 04
Folsom Lake College
Reservation: (916) 817 - 2577

Berkeley October 05
Central stage



Namād Ensemble connects contemporary audiences to classical Persian music. It was formed by five outstanding musicians who create original compositions based on both the modern and classical poetry of Iran.  Kourosh Taghavi performs on the Setar, Saeed Kamjoo on the Kamanche and Queychak, Mehrdad Arabi and Afshin Mehrassa on percussion and Khosro Ansari on vocals; together, they tell the stories of our times.  The title of the performance and accompanying CD, Ossyan, is based on one of Farrokhzad's most legendary poems, exclaiming:


"In a silenced land, rebellion is the voice of voiceless people

Its holler reverberates through the ups and downs of this silent land, only to enlighten the heart with the sound of love!"





If you would like more information about Namād  Ensemble or to schedule an interview please call Sara Hosseinizad at (858) 243-6008 or visit our website at

... Payvand News - 09/08/08 ... --

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