PAAIA Co-Sponsors 5th Annual Persian Arts Festival

A Norooz Celebration of Persian Arts and Culture Featuring Literature, Music, and Film

Saturday, March 26, 2011
6pm doors, 7pm show
200 Hudson Street
New York City

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World Premier of “Our Sweet Life by the Pacific Ocean” stage reading featuring Shohreh Aghdashloo and Houshang Touzie, a hilarious story about an Iranian man struggling to provide for his family, revive the passion in his marriage and communicate with a rebellious son raised far from what once was “home.”

Readings from a new translation of Ferdowsi’s Shahnahmeh by Richard Jeffrey Newman; Music by Persian sufi and folk singer, Amir Vahab; Film Screening of “Like a Phoenix From the Ashes” featuring music from critically acclaimed Persian folk and funk compilation, “Pomegranates;” Musical ambiance by DJ Payam; Art Installation: a PAF original Haftseen.

About Persian Arts Festival: Founded in 2005, the Persian Arts Festival (PAF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the magnificence and diversity of Persian art and culture through its voices, artists and visionaries.   The Persian Arts Festival is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.

Additional festival sponsors and partners includeAIIrS – American Institute of Iranian Studies, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), New York University Persian Club, Columbia Iranian Students Association, IAAB Iranian Alliances Across Borders.

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