The Resonance of Tradition and Innovation: HOMAYOUN SHAJARIAN and ANOUSHIRAVAN ROHANI

On the exclusive evenings of May 11th and 12th, 2024, the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles was not just a venue but a gateway to a realm of musical enchantment. The performances by Homayoun Shajarian and Anoushiravan Rohani, accompanied by the Siavash Group, were not just part of a global tour but a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the audience to witness the enduring charm and evolving nature of Iranian music up close. 

Toomaj Salehi: The Defiant Voice of Protest and Freedom in Iranian Rap

Toomaj Salehi is a beacon of defiance and resilience against oppression in Iranian rap. Born on December 3, 1990, in Isfahan to Bakhtiari parents, Salehi's early life was marked by hardship. His father, a political prisoner, spent eight years incarcerated by the Islamic Republic, while his mother succumbed to cancer when he was just twelve. Raised in such an environment, Salehi grew up acutely aware of the oppressive realities of life under a regime that stifles freedom. 

Sohrab Sepehri: The Confluence of Poetry and Painting

Sohrab Sepehri: The Confluence of Poetry and Painting

In modern Persian literature and art annals, Sohrab Sepehri (October 7, 1928 – April 21, 1980) stands as a beacon of creative synthesis, a visionary who bridged the traditional with the avant-garde. Born in the historically rich city of Kashan, Iran, Sepehri's life and work were imbued with a profound sense of place and a deep reverence for nature, themes that would resonate through his poetry and paintings.