February 23, 2020
Show at 2:30pm
$15 suggestion donation or PWYC
Persian Poetry and Music (معرفی شاعران پارسی همراه با کنسرت موسیقی)
Reza Yazdanpanah (tar, setar, daff, vocals) accompanied by Isaiah Farahbakhsh (cello, vocals)
Iran has a rich culture of poetry dating back thousands of years. These traditions are still thriving, especially among Persian musicians. In this spirit, it is worth noting that a carpet in the United Nations building is adorned with a famous poem by Saadi Shirazi. The poem is:
“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.”
Once a month, beginning in October, I want to share my artistic culture with the community of Guelph. During these Sunday afternoons, I will play and sing music, as well as read translations of great Persian poets.
I hope you can join me.