May 7: Mehran Jalili

By , May 5, 2014 10:58 am

The Persian Circle presents:
انجمن سخن در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند

Mehran Jalili / مهران جلیلی

The Guitar and I
گیتار و من

Wed. May 7, 5:00–6:30pm
Pick 222, 5828 S University Ave

We are very lucky to have Mehran Jalili come and speak (and play) for us this week! Mehran is an avant-garde Flamenco guitarist based in Chicago. His first album, entitled Angels of Persepolis, has gained him an international reputation and was chosen by UK’s Rainlores World of Music as the best world music album of 2010. His latest CD Subterranea (2012) is a concept album along the vein of progressive/alternative/psychedelic rock influenced by the Flamenco guitar; many describe Mehran’s new 4-piece band as Pink Floyd under the spell of flamenco. To whet your appetites, check out the following links:

An introduction to traditional Iranian arts: Shahriar Piroozram

By , May 5, 2014 10:39 am

Hezar tashakkor to Ostad Piroozram for his introduction to Iranian traditional art! Unfortunately, we cannot include the visual element, but his talk is nevertheless full of interesting information and the specialized terminology used in various art forms including calligraphy, bookbinding, painting, design, and leatherwork. Listen to the MP3 or use the player below:

On the Robâ’i: Mehdi Harandi

By , May 5, 2014 10:35 am

Many thanks to Prof. Harandi for his fascinating talk on the Robâ’i, “the ancient but forever new form of Persian poetry”. Listen to his talk by downloading the MP3 here or use the player below:

Animals of Chicago: Negin Almassi

By , May 5, 2014 10:32 am

Many thanks to Negin for her amazing talk on Chicago-area wildlife! This was a particularly good session for students who want to refresh their animal names. Listen to the talk here or using the player below.

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