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Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda Celebration

Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda Celebration

Join Farhang Foundation on December 20th at The Moss Theater at New Roads School in Celebration of Shab-e Yalda, featuringGordafarid, Kamran Thunder, Mohammad Hassani and Arash Shapouri, poetry recital by Haleh Mahboubi Gabbay

LOS ANGELES, November 27, 2013 - Farhang Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be hosting Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 7 pm to 10pm at The Moss Theater at New Roads School.

This special event will mark the occasion of Shab-e Yalda, the winter solstice, which has been celebrated by Iranians for thousands of years. The evening will feature performances by Gordafarid, first female naqqal (storyteller) of Ferdowsi's "Book of Kings" and musical performances by the talented and accomplished musicians: Kamran Thunder,Mohammad Hasani and Arash Shapouri. This program will include poetry recital byHaleh Mahboubi Gabbay.

Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda will take place at The Moss Theater at New Roads School 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Traditional Shab-e Yalda refreshments will be served. Tickets are available at $65/person and may be purchased online.

Dedicated to honoring and sharing Persian poetry, literature and music, Meet Farhang events are among Farhang Foundation's most popular programs, bringing the community together in celebration of Iranian art, culture, and heritage.

About Farhang Foundation: Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit

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