Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.
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Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.

After touring China for a month, where the rich heritage of theatre will resonate with this ancient Persian tale and its unique delivery, Feathers of Fire is now coming soon to the New York  KAYE PLAYHOUSE, NYC, SEPTEMBER 7TH & 8TH. With graphics and design by Hamid Rahmanian, the play also features an original score … Continue reading

Currently Listening To…Salome MC
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Currently Listening To…Salome MC

  With a new album release Iranian producer and singer Salome MC, releases this video for her track “Callous”. “Excerpts from Unhappy Consciousness” is the culmination of two years work, the first album for which Salome single-handedly produced and composed all works. Collaborator Hussein Shahani mixed the tracks for the album, from which two music … Continue reading

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age
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A Shahnameh for the Digital Age

We have often covered productions and exhibitions around the Persian Book of Kings or The Shahnameh: from our show on Drinking Arak of an Ayatollah’s Beard, a novel about travelling around Iran and Afghanistan with a copy of the classic in hand, to the major Shahnameh exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum via an interview with … Continue reading

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Rostam in Wonderland – A Six Pillars Interview

Unusually we’ve gone text only for this interview. The animation we are discussing brings to life the Persian classical hero Rostam of The Book of Kings (Shahnameh), in the cartoon Rostam in Wonderland a collaboration between two young men one based in USA (Pouya Afshar) creator, and one in Iran (Souroush Rezaee) writer and animator. … Continue reading

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Hologram Revives Dead Singer Umm Kulthum

As was previously done with the also deceased rapper Tupac at the Coachella festival, the Arab world’s most adored diva is revived for a ‘live’ performance in front of a captive audience on NBC TV. The technology is not archive footage, nor is it found footage but an illusion projected inside a truss box. Egyptian … Continue reading

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Iranian Film Festival, Prague 2013

The inaugural Festival of Iranian Films in Prague, held January 2012 in Kino Světozor, is set for another year in 2013. Organized by Tokada Productions; a Prague-based film production company, the festival is the first comprehensive showcase of Iranian cinema in the Czech Republic. 16 screenings and in 3 sections; Features, Documentary section and Short … Continue reading

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7th London Kurdish Film Festival – Monday 14th Nov

From the 17th -27th November we celebrate the 7th LKFF here in London. Since our in-depth interview with film director Bahman Gobadi we’ve been intrigued to hear more from this sector of the ‘Iranian peoples’. The Kurds are a nation without a state, probably the largest stateless people in the world: over 30 uprooted million … Continue reading