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A night with Gord Afarid, Iran's First Woman Storyteller


A program by Persian Cultural Center in San Diego


Thursday April 8 at 8 pm
The Neyurosciences Institute"
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, Ca. 92121





Naghali is narrating of important stories from the Iranian fables, myths and epics which have remained  in the most important books since ancient times. In this play, one person both narrates and plays all the roles.


Fatemeh Habibi Zad is Iran's first female storyteller. She is known by her professional name Gord Afarid, which is the name of a heroine in the Shahnameh. Gord Afarid, who trained as an archaeologist, has been telling stories for the past ten years. She says that although the characteristics of the narrator are mainly masculine qualities she feels she brings a unique way of narrating stories to the role. (read more)

see video on Jadid Online

Iran has rich literature including mythical stories which have been composed in poetry. Naghali (story-telling)is important in Iranian culture; through this kind of play, people familiarized themselves with stories, myths and especially with written literature of Iran like Ferdowsi's Shah Nameh. It is performed in all parts of Iran. The main elements of this performing art consist of Music, Theatre and  Narration

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