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June 2017

Run, Man’s Child!

June 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$20

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents "Run, Man's Child!" a play byDopamine Theater Group, directed by Sam Javadi. This play is in Persian. Come support this group of young artists in our community in Dopamine Group's debut performance. Actors: Mahdieh Vaezi, Emad Hashemi,Mohammad Sedighi, Negar Asef, Vahid Azin, Khalil Anvar. Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:00 pm African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA Tickets: $20 General Admission Playwright: Ali…

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Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses

June 25, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 – $50

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents a special screening of Bahman Maghsoudlou's Razor's Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the Director. Documentary, USA/Iran, Color & B/W, 127 Minutes, Farsi with English subtitles "Razors Edge is a poetic love letter to the female pioneers of Iranian cinema." Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actress All after-costs proceeds from this screening will go to the director, who gave thirteen years of his life to make this film…

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July 2017

Aba Jan, Starring Fatemeh Motamed-Arya

July 9, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$12 – $15

Sheed Film in collabration with Diaspora Arts Connection present Hatef Alimardani's acclaimed 2017 film, "Aba Jan," starring Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Saeed Aghkhani, and Shabnam Moghadami. In Farsi with English subtitles, 98 minutes. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 4:15 pm Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: Senior (65+ w/valid ID) $12; General Admission $15    About the film: Aba Jan is the story of an aged woman who lives in Zanjan during the war years. A new season of…

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Namjoo & Nikpay: A Fundraiser for DAC

July 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Palace Of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$50 – $150

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents its First Annual Fundraising Concert, featuring two very special artists who have generously agreed to lend their voices to the mission of DAC, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) dedicated to helping artists in diaspora. Join us for a night of splendid music, community, and joy. All post-costs proceeds for this event will benefit Diaspora Arts Connection's efforts to help provide a platform for diaspora artists through which to express themselves and to build bridges of…

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Shahab Hosseini’s “Confession” – A filmed Stage Performance

July 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$12.50 – $15

Join us for the screening of a filmed stage performance of "Confession," a play directed by award-winning Iranian actor and director Shahab Hosseini, featuring Ali Nassirian and Shahab Hosseini. This presentation is entirely in Persian language and does not have any English subtitles. Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:30 pm; East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 Tickets $12.50 advance, $15 door.  "Confession" is currently on stage in Tehran. پخش نمایش اعتراف به کارگردانی شهاب حسینی و بازیگری…

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August 2017

Music Without Borders

August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Cir.
Mountain View, CA 94040 United States
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$20 – $35

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents Music Without Borders, an enchanting concert by vocalists Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai. Lyric Soprano,Hamid Najafi, and Daniel Lockert on piano. Music has no borders. Let Raeeka and Hamid take you through a musical journey from European Opera to American Broadway and to the rich musical landscape of Iran. Saturday, August 12, 2017, 6:00 pm Tateuchi Hall Community School of Music and Arts; 230 San Antonio Circle; Mountain View, CA 94040 Tickets: $20 Students/Seniors (onlne only); $25 advance;…

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Meet Author Maria Tabrizpour

August 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free Admission

Come meet Iranian author Maria Tabrizpour for a reading of her new book, "The Rental House" (خانه اجاره ای) on Sunday, August 13 at 4:00 pm at the East Bay Media Center in Berkeley. This presentation is entirely in Persian language.   Donations Are Welcome ماریا تبریزپور نویسنده ایرانی ساکن آلمان است. او که فارغ التحصیل دکتری صنایع چوب و کاغذ از دانشگاه هامبورگ است. نوشتن را همراه تحصیلاتش با جدیت ادامه داده است.  او کارش را با فیلمنامه نویسی آغاز…

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The Paternal House, A Film by Kianoosh Ayyari

August 20, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$12 – $15

THIS FILM IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER SHEED Persian Film Festival in collabration with Diaspora Arts Connectionproudly perenst: "The Paternal House," a banned film by Kianoosh Ayyari خانه پدری  فیلم تحسین شده اما توقیفی از کیانوش عیاری  با بازی مهدی هاشمی و شهاب حسینی Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:15 pm Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 About the film: Director & Scriptwriter: Kianoosh Ayyari Director of Photography: Dariush Ayyari Editor: Kianoosh Ayyari Music: Behzad Abdi Sound-…

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The Pleasant Pain

August 26, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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

Sara & Ayda

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$12 – $15
Sara & Ayda

SHEED Persian Film Festival and Diaspora Arts Connection present Maziar Miri's acclaimed 2017 film, Sara & Ayda, directed by Maziar Miri, starring: Pegah Ahangarani, Mostafa Zamani, Ghazal Shakeri, Saeed Changizian, and Tina Pakravan Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 pm Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Synopsis:  Sara and Ayda are two intimate friends. When the reputation of one of them is in danger they both try to help solve the situation. But how far will they go to support each…

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Sara & Ayda | Pegah Ahangarani & Ghazal Shakeri San Jose

October 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blue Light Cinema, 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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$10 – $15

SHEED Persian Film Festival and Diaspora Arts Connection present Maziar Miri's acclaimed 2017 film, Sara & Ayda, directed by Maziar Miri, starring: Pegah Ahangarani, Mostafa Zamani, Ghazal Shakeri, Saeed Changizian, and Tina Pakravan Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:30 pm Bluelight Cinema 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Tickets: Synopsis:  Sara and Ayda are two intimate friends. When the reputation of one of them is in danger they both try to help solve the situation. But how far will they go to support…

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A Talk By Neda Maghbouleh: The Limits of Whiteness

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Persian Center, 2029 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Diaspora Arts Connection and the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University present: Dr. Neda Maghbouleh's talk about her new book, The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Aemricans and the Everyday Politics of Race. In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whitness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal evidence,…

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Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Vocalists

October 28, 2017 @ 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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Temporary License گذر موقت Afshin Hashemi in Attendance

October 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$12 – $15
temporay-license

Diaspora Arts Connection and SHEED Persian Film Festival present: A screening of Afshin Hashemi's "Temporary License." Afshin Hashemi will be present to answer questions following the screening. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:30 pm; Roxie Theater, San Francisco Tickets: $12 and $15,  

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November 2017

Kupal: A Special Screening

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
$8 – $15

Dieaspora Arts Connection proudly co-presents Kazem Mollaie's "Kupal" at the Berkeley Video & Film Festivals 2017. This 81-minute feature film from Iran will screen on Saturday evening, November 4th at 8pm at East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 in  Persian with English subtitles. More about Kazem Mollaie    Tickets: $10. advance - $15. at the door - Students: $8  

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Yasmin Levy Live in San Francisco

November 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$40 – $75
Yasmin Levy at Fort Mason

Diaspora Arts Conection proudly presents: Yasmin Levy returns to N. America five years after her last visit, with new band & songs, performing songs in Ladino and Spanish, touched by her unique Flamenco style.  Enjoy a fiery, powerful performance when Diaspora Arts Connection presents the sensual vocals of Israeli-Spanish singer Yasmin Levy at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Levy delivers passionate, romantic Flamenco-influenced songs in her own multicultural style with her new band which incorporates both acoustic and…

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DAC Youth Series: AramArt Young Musicians Ensemble

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$17.50 – $35

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents DAC Youth Series: AramArt Young Musicians Ensemble in San Francisco. Join us for an evening of very exciting music by the young musicians of AramArt world music & art InstituteInstitute in Dallas. Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:00 pm Buriel Clay Theater, African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Tickets: Students/Seniors (online only, ID required): $17.50; General Advance $25; $35 Door. Children under 7 free. Please send us an email at connect@diasporaartsconnection.org…

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December 2017

Abjeez live in San Francisco

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
$37.50 – $75.00

Diaspora Arts Connection and Siamak G Productions proudly present Abjeez live in San Francisco on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The Abjeez sisters will be unveiling their new full-length album and fresh sounds in an unforgettable night at Slim's. The repertoire includes new material complemented by some of their classics. Bring your dance shoes and your Abjeez will bring the energy! Saturday, December 2, 2017, doors at 7:00, show at 8:00 Slim's, 333 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Please note: Slim's is a club and as…

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Intimate with Erwin Khachikian & Friends

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$25 – $40

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents its last event of 2017, "Intimate with Erwin Khachikian & Friends." Join us for an evening of Erwin's songs and sweet melodies as he takes to stage with the fabulous Karmandan and guest artists. Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:00 pm 10:00 pm La Pena Cultural Center Tickets: Students and Seniors (online only): $25 General Advance: $30 ($40 at door) About the artist: Erwin Khachikian’s love of music began at an early age. He was born in Tehran in…

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January 2018

United for Kermanshah

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palace Of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 – $100

Moms Against Poverty in artistic collaboration with Diaspora Arts Connection presents a fundraiser concert, featuring vocalists Rojan and Sina Bayat, as well as prominent musicians Hajar Zahawy, Shahin Yousefzamani, Aidin Okhovat, Greg Ellis, Dimitris Jimmy Mahlis, Omid Sayareh and Jerry Watts. About the artists: Rojan Kurdish & Persian Vocalist Shahin Yousefzamani ( شاهین یوسف زمانی ), Composer / Double Bass & Piano Player  

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Leilah Broukhim’s “Dejando Huellas”

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 – $70
Leilah Broukhim

Diaspora Arts Connection is proud to once again present the amazing flamenco dancer and choreographer Leilah Broukhim in San Francisco. Leilah Broukhim Flamenco returns this time with her her spectacular presentation, "Dejando Huellas (Traces)," a personal story about her own Jewish and Persian heritage. Broukhim’s furious flamenco footwork exalts the Spanish art form, while her emotional expression tells the tale of a woman searching for meaning and identity. Dejando Huellas makes its San Francisco debut after performances in Paris, New York, Madrid,…

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Marjan Farsad Live in San Francisco

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buriel Clay Theatre at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$35 – $45

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents an intimate concert with popular New York-based Singer/Songwriter Marjan Farsad during her first west coast tour. Join us! Two Shows Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:00 - 8:45 pm and 9:15 - 11:00 pm Buriel Clay Theater African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102 About Marjan Farsad: Born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran, Marjan Farsad is an animation filmmaker, illustrator, singer and songwriter. She studied Graphic Design in Iran and Film Animation in Montreal,…

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February 2018

Afternoon Tea with Author Sepideh Zamani (Free Event – Open to Public)

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave
Richmond, California 94804, CA 94804 United States
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Free Addmissions
Afternoon Tea with Sepideh Zamani

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents a book reading by DC-based author, Sepideh Zamani, who will be reading to us from her new novel, Ouroboros, published by نشر و کتاب فروشی مهری Mehri Publishing &Bookshop in London. Come spend a delightful afternoon with us and our guest author, have some tea, and enjoy your Sunday afternoon. This presentation is in Persian language. This is a free event, open to public. About the author: https://www.sepideh-zamani.com/ Sepideh Zamani was born in October of 1973 in Iran, Mazandaran…

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From Golha to Golistan (Free Admission)

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave
Richmond, California 94804, CA 94804 United States
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Free
Golha to Golistan

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents "From Golha to Golistan: Archiving and Preserving the 20th-century Persian Performing Arts," a presentation by Jane Lewisohn, Director of the Golha and Golistan Projects, accompanied by a musical presentation by Pourya Khademi. Join us for an afternoon of nostalgia, music, and information about one of the most ambitious cultural projects about Iranian music. This presentation is in English, free, and open to public. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3:00 pm Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave,…

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Berkeley Lectures Presents: A Lecture by Omid Fallahazad

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave
Richmond, California 94804, CA 94804 United States
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Diaspora Arts Connection

Berkeley Lecture Series in collaboration with Diaspora Arts Connection Presents: A Lecture by Omid Fallahazad, Novelist Topic: " نگاهی به روایت های آسیب اجتماعی و فرهنگی در داستان نویسی معاصر ایران" "A look at the narratives of social and cultural trauma in modern Iranian fiction " Lecture in Persian Suggested Donation: $10:00 (No donation expected from students) Omid Fallahazad is a bilingual fiction writer. His recent novel in Farsi, Gahvareye Div (NaaKojaa, 2016) centers on house burning riots in Shiraz…

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Qais Essar and Friends (2 Shows: 7 pm and 8:45 pm)

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $25
Qais Essar

Diaspora Arts Connection and Red Poppy Art House present Qais Essar and friends. Qais Essar shares new works for the Afghan rabab, further extending the boundaries of the instrument and presenting it in a new context and featuring: Qais Essar - Rabab Eric Zang - Percussion, Kaval, Electronics Antara Bhardwaj - Kathak Dance Sunday, February 25 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 About the Artist: Qais Essar is a composer, instrumentalist, and advocate with…

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March 2018

Namjoo & Faraualla Live in San Francisco

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palace Of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 – $75
Namjoo

Please be advised that date of Namjoo's concert has been changed to March 4 instead of March 3. We apologize for the inconvenience.  The date change was not voluntary and it was forced by Palace of Fine Art. We hope to see you there. Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents Official Mohsen Namjoo and his band, featuring the Italian female vocal quartet, Faraualla, on Saturday, March 4, 2018 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. The show will be performed in two sets, the first…

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Norooz 2018 – A Spring Celebration with Mamak Khadem & DAO

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94807 United States
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$30 – $50
Norooz 2018

Diaspora Arts Connection, in collaboration with the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University, proudly presents a celebration of spring, Norooz, and community on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Join us for the beautiful and uplifting music of Mamak Khadem and Agusevi Cambo Orchestra (Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra) from Macedonia, and celebrate Norooz with us. The stellar musicians will be joined by the amazing Miriam Peretz and her dance company at the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University. About Mamak Khadem: Called "...one of…

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April 2018

LOVEfest: Kiran Ahluwalia and Souad Massi

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 – $60
Diaspora Arts Connection

LOVEfest Presented by Diaspora Arts Connection. An evening of incredible music and vocals at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Join renowned Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia and popular Algerian singer, songwriter, and guitaristSouad Massi OFFICIEL. for powerful performances of soulful, energizing music, haunting vocals, and sensitive lyrics. Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 pm Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123 Tickets: Premium $60, General $40, Student/Senior $35 About LOVEfest, an eclectic celebration of love and diversity through music and dance:…

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May 2018

Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble in San Francisco

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$35 – $45
Diaspora Arts Connection

Join us for an enchanting evening of music with the talented vocalist, violinist, and composer Chloe Pourmorady and her amazing ensemble on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Buriel Clay Theater of the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm Buriel Clay Theater African American Art & Culture Complex San Francisco Tickets: General admission-Advance $40 (Door: $45), Students and Seniors: $35 Chloe Pourmorady Biography: Chloe Pourmorady is an award-winning Iranian-American composer, violinist, and vocalist based…

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The Midnight Sun Screening + Q/A with Shahab Hosseini

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15 – $20
The Midnight Sun - Shahab Hosseini

The Midnight Sun, directed by Shobeir Shirazi and produced by Shahab Hosseini. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Mr. Hosseini. This film is in Persian with English subtitle. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:30 pm Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: Students/Seniors $15, General $20 About The Midnight Sun (2016): The Midnight Sun (Khorshi-e Nimeh Shab) is the first directing experience of Shobeir Shirazi. The screenplay, written by Shobeir Shirazi is an adaptation…

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Iran Hyphenated – Short Films of the Iranian Diaspora – Washington DC Screening

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DC Screening, 915 F St NW.
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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$15 – $20
Iran Hyphenated - Iranian Diaspora Short Film

Iran Hyphenated - Short Films of the Iranian Diaspora" Curated by Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Lila Yomtoob.  After Screening Q & A with Filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi. Washington DC Screening: May 24th, 7 pm - 9:30 pm 915 F St. NW Scent of Germanium, Dir: Naghmeh Farzaneh Iran, RT: 5 minutes Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical…

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June 2018

The Ladino Project: MADRE

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brava Theatre, 2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $35
Diaspora Arts Connection

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents: The Ladino Project- MADRE: Sephardic musical traditions interwoven with Flamenco portray a woman's life cycle through song, performed by Rachel Valfer, and dance, performed by Miriam Peretz. MADRE brings together leading talent in Middle Eastern music with cutting edge Flamenco culture of the Bay Area. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 pm Brava Theater, 2781 24th St, San Francisco Tickets- $25 in advance/$35 at the door Rachel Valfer: Vocals & Oud Miriam Peretz: Dance & Percussion Dan Cantrell: Accordion…

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Iran Hyphenated – Short Films of the Iranian Diaspora

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$15
Iran Hyphenated - Iranian Diaspora Short Film

Join Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University,Diaspora Arts Connection, and the Aftab Committee for "Iran Hyphenated: Short Films of the Iranian Diaspora," curated by Sara Zia Ebrahimi and . Lila Yomtoob. After Screening Q & A with Filmmaker Lila Yomtoob. Saturday, June 14, 201 4 pm East Bay Media Center - 1939 Addison St. Berkeley, CA Tickets: $15 General Program – Total Running Time: 64 minutes Scent of Germanium, Dir: Naghmeh Farzaneh Iran, RT: 5 minutes Immigration is a new chapter in…

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Another Salute – A Rare Screening of Hossein Khandan – Writer and Award-Winning Iranian-American Director

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$15
Iranian Film

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents a rare screening of Hossein Khandan's "Another Salute" (سلامی دیگر) on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director,Hossein Khandan. About the film: After receiving the 2000 Akira Kurosawa Award, Abbas Kiarostami immediately gave it away to honor the renowned and exiled actor Behrouz Vossoughi, from the generation preceding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm East Bay…

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Professional Tips on Mobile Photography

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave
Richmond, California 94804, CA 94804 United States
$60
Professional Photography Workshop

Professional Tips on Mobile Photography - Come learn from a professional photographer how to use your smart phone to take great pictures, when Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents "Professional Tips on Mobile Photography," taught by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Hossein Khandan. Saturday, June 30, 2018, 3:00-6:00 pm Admission: $60.00

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Sara Naeini Live in San Francisco

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$35 – $80
Sara Naeini

Sara Naeini Live in San Francisco brought to you by Diaspora Arts Connection. One of the most popular female vocalists of the new generation of Iranian musicians, Sara Naeini's voice is at once soulful and energizing. Sara will be accompanied by her band, Oceanic Blue, performing her new works as well as her popular songs. Join us for an evening of dazzling music! Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:00 pm Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 2 Marina Boulevard…

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July 2018

Mahsa Vahdat and SKRUK Choir in Concert

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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$25 – $45
Mahsa

Mahsa Vahdat, renowned composer and pianist Tord Gustavsen, master percussionist Greg Ellis, and the award-winning SKRUK Choir of Norway brought to by Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents a spectacular performance of world music on Saturday, July 7, 2018, featuring acclaimed Iranian vocalist  Join us for an exciting and uplifting musical experience at the Calvary Presbyterian Church of San Francisco. Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30) Tickets: Front and Center $45 (very limited number of seats), General $35, Students/Senior Citizens $25 (online only, must present…

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