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Farshid Amin Sings National Anthem at NBA Game as part of "Iran Heritage Night"

Source: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

On November 4, 2009, Iranian American composer and singer Farshid Amin sang the American National Anthem at the Oracle Arena for the Grizzlies-Warriors game.  This marks the first time an Iranian American has been invited by the NBA to sing the National Anthem.  His emotional performance was arranged by Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi as part of the Iran Heritage Night.

Iranian Heritage Nights are produced by Javanan Magazine and One Group Events, in association with the NBA and its respective teams. The purpose of these events is to mobilize and introduce the Iranian American community to Haddadi, and to create awareness of Iranian culture by incorporating Iranian American performers throughout the games.

NBA's Iranian Heritage Nights

November 29, 2009 - Memphis Grizzlies vs. L.A. Clippers: Andy will sing the National Anthem and the Luna RAQS Dance Academy will perform during halftime.

A portion of each ticket will benefit the Hamid Haddai Javanan Foundation

Hamed-Haddadi - Memphis Grizzlies

For each Iranian Heritage Nights event, a special block of tickets have been reserved at deeply discounted rates. Those purchasing these tickets will receive early entrance into the games, an 8 x 10 photo of Haddadi, an Iranian Heritage Night t-shirt and a pass for a special meet and greet with Haddadi either before or after the game.  Andy will sing the National Anthem at the Los Angeles Clippers game (11/29/09) where the Luna RAQS Dance Academy will perform.

Click here or call (310) 775-9201 for more on upcoming Iranian Heritage Night events in your city.

Click here to read the SLAM interview with Hamed Haddadi.

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