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05/28/10

Iranian Studies Lecture Series at Stanford: A Conversation with Mohammad-Reza Shajarian


Guest: Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Shajarian is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and ostad (master) of Persian music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living master of traditional Persian music." Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, and humanitarian activities.

Shajarian is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and the following are just a few:

  • Nushin medal (2008)
  • The UNESCO award - theUNESCO Mozart Medal (2006)
  • Nominated for Grammy award in Best World Music (2006)
  • Nominated for Grammy award in Best World Music (2004)
  • Iran's best classical vocalist (2000)
  • Golden Picasso Medal (1999), one of UNESCO's highest honors
  • National radio and television golden cup (1977)
  • Prize presented by Turkish parliament speaker (1976)

This event will be in Persian and is free and open to the public

Closest parking is at the Oval.  Look for Lasuen Mall (located to your left, if facing Memorial Church).

Program: 
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Date: 
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education

 Video: A recent interview with Shajaraian

 

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Iranian artists, musicians give voice to opposition amid censorship
 - Nearly a year after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed election victory led to wide-scale protests and a fierce government crackdown, members of Iran's thriving and internationally acclaimed cultural scene have emerged as a driving force for the opposition. -Thomas Erdbrink, Washington Post

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