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August 2017

The Pleasant Pain

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ODC, 351 Shotwell Street & 3153 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20 - $30

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents The Pleasant Pain, a dance presentation choreographed by Aisan Hoss. Support for this presentation was generously provided by Neda Nobari Foundation and Ban Together. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8:00 pm ODC Theater, B. Way Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Tickets: $20 Students (must have valid ID), $30 General Admission Dancers: Joslynn Celestine Mathis-Reed, Kim Ip, Adrienne Swan Annie Spirka Music: Asaf Ophir, Sheldon Smith Dramaturg: Heather Rastovac About the performance: The Pleasant…

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Dance in Iran: A Talk by Dr. Mansoureh Sabetzadeh + Performance

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents "Dance in Iran," a talk and presentation by Iranian music and dance scholar Dr. Mansoureh Sabetzadeh," accompanied by linguist and dancer Dr. Robyn Friend (dance),Sirvan Manhoubi (oud), and Maziar Aghvami (tombak). Dr. Sabetzadeh will share the results of her field research on 460 Iranian dances and their history. Dr. Robyn Friend will dance pieces of Iranian and Central Asia dances. Sirvan Manhoubi and Maziar Aghvami will play pieces of Bokhara (Marvegi) music. This lecture is in Persian, English translation available where…

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September 2017

Strung Together: A Night of World Music Improvisation

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$25 - $35

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents a creative, cross-cultural collaboration (Collaborative Project 2017), featuring a group of string musicians, each with a background in a tradition of improvisatory music(s) – from different musical cultures – in presenting their co-compositions of original culturally-eclectic music. Led by the UK-based composer and guitar player Rich Perks, gifted musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, Faraz Minooei on santoor, Sirvan Manhoubi on oud, and Raman Osman on saz, will create a night of pure musical magic for…

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October 2017

Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Vocalists

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$40 - $85

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents "Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Vocalists" on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Marine's Memorial Theater in San Francisco. Ten female vocalists, a choir, and a group of musicians come together on October 28, to celebrate the female voice; suppressed, censored, and threatened in some parts of the world. Committed to helping artists in Diaspora to find stages while enriching its surrounding communities in the the San Francisco Bay Area with excellent artistic, musical,…

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