Santana Row, in partnership with the Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC), will proudly celebrate the arrival of fall and the 2016 Persian Fall (Mehregan) on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Park Valencia, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the evening. There will be nationally-acclaimed Persian musicians and artistic performers free to the public. The Persian New Year, commonly referred to as “MEHREGAN ,” is a fall festival of Persian origin, which has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years. It marks the first day of Fall. The festival of Mehregan is celebrated by many groups of people in the Middle East, and Central and South Asia, but particularly by Persians or various Iranian peoples.
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Mehregan Table Setting: Afsaneh Naderi
Persian Food: Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant
Special Persian Drinks and Pmogranate Cocktail: Roots and Rye
Mohammad Nejad, a Persian-born master multi-instrumentalist, was born to a musical family in Tehran, Iran. As a young child, Persian classical music was passed down to him from his father. In Tehran he attended a special high school for musicians, later graduating from Fine Arts Academy in 1976, and in 1990 received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Musicianship and Performance from Tehran University, proficient in both the Western and Persian musical systems. While studying toward the completion of his degree, he was blessed with having master teachers of Persian classical music including Ostad Roushanravan, Ostad Sinaki, Ostad Jankook, Ostad Paayvar, Ostad Tavakol, Ostad Tahmasebiyan, Ostad Moosavi, Ostad Khoshdel and Ostad Baharlou.
Gypsy Tribe founder, Nasser Bobmoradi, has established himself within the music industry as both a musician and composer. His innate musical gift coupled with a diverse musical education commencing in his native country of Iran, and spanning Europe & the United States, has elevated him to the height of his profession. Nasser’s passion and enthusiasm as both a performer and natural leader are unrivaled. He continues being the unrelenting heartbeat and creative visionary of Gypsy Tribe while inspiring and rallying exceptional musicians to his cause.
Moein Vahdat is a musician who has been playing piano over 18 years. He has been playing keyboard for the famous Iranian singers in their concerts. Moein also hosting and directing public and private events. He is familiar with both western as well as Middle Eastern style music. He can play other instruments like guitar and keyboard and has been tutoring over 10 years. Moein is a talented musician and singer who can perform on his own or with a band for all occasions. He is interested in psychology and law.
Sabiba has spent her life dancing various genres from jazz to Flamenco to Middle Eastern belly dance, as well as teaching dance interpretation. She spends her days as a Registered Dietitian specializing in Diabetes with a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University. She loves her work improving patient health, but her heart is always in dance. On September 22, 2016, she shares the joy of dance in celebration of Persian Fall Festival “Mehregan.”
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