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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.

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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.

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FINCHÉ NON SAREMO LIBERE (UNTIL WE ARE FREE)

Brescia, Italy – In a world where women's rights continue to be a pressing issue, an upcoming exhibition at the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia is set to shed light on the treatment of women globally, with a particular focus on Iran. Titled "Finché non siamo libere" (Until We Are Free), this thought-provoking exhibition will run from November 11th, 2023, to January 28th, 2024.

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Nicky Nodjoumi: Let’s Talk

Born in Kermanshah, Iran, in 1942, Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi has developed a significant career that seamlessly integrates art with themes of global political discourse. His educational odyssey commenced at the Tehran University of Fine Arts and culminated with a Master's in Fine Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. His return to Tehran, joining the faculty of his alma mater, marked a pivotal moment in his artistic journey.

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