Monday, September 8, 2014

Israeli Pianist performs Persian Composition


In 1978 the Israeli pianist Amiram Rigai performed various piano works in an album from various countries including Persia (Iran).
This piece is one of the most famous works of Aminollah (André) Hossein named "Persian Fable".
The piece is also known by its French title "Prelude et legende persane". Aminollah Hossein is one of the pioneers of Persian polyphonic music.
You can listen to Israeli interpretation of "Persian Fable" here:


Aminollah Hossein composed this piece in 1956 and the score was published on that time in Paris with financial support of Persian Ministry of Culture and Art.
Hossein passed away in Paris in 1983.
The actor Tobert Hossein is his son.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer 2014 @ Mykonos Island of Greece (Photo Gallery)







Mykonos Island is one of the tourist attractions of Greece.
The above photos have been taken in August 2014 in this beautiful island.
The nature of the island is not something very special; it's something like water and desert! but the combination and also the weather have made it special.
 MYKONOS is the name of a beautiful island in Greece but for Persians it reminds 1992 assassination of 4 opposition leaders in Germany. They were assassinated at a Greek restaurant in Berlin named MYKONOS. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Iran's New Wave of Crackdown on Journalists


Iran's government has started a new and huge campaign to crackdown on journalists.
Seraj Mirdamadi, the former contributor of various Persian media in Europe has been sentenced to 6 year imprisonment. Saba Azarpeyk who has been arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence is in a critical mental and physical condition.
Some others have been already sentenced to imprisonment. According to "Reporters without Borders", IRAN now is one of the biggest prisons of journalists in the world.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PARADE SCENE: Ceramic from Safavid Persia


This beautiful ceramic is coming from Persia. It has been made in 17th century during Safavid era; an important time in the history of Persian pottery and ceramic.
This ceramic is called "Parade Scene" and now is kept in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Persian Lion and Sun Flags in Toronto Streets


People from every country live in Toronto. In these days because of 2014 World Cup many of them are using car flags. Persian community is quite big in the area.
 "Flag" is a very controversial issue among Iranians. The symbol in the middle of the Persian flag represents certain political ideology. In Toronto most car flags are different from the official flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran which is in use since 1979 Islamic Revolution.
 It clearly shows that the majority of Persians are against their government.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Persian Bride and Groom in 1944


A Persian bride and groom in 1944. The photo has been taken in the city Isfahan.
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The photo is from my family archive. Copying and posting that in other websites, blogs, printed materials, etc is not allowed without written permission.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Seraj Mirdamadi is arrested in Tehran


The journalist Serajedin Mirdamadi is arrested in Tehran. Seraj's father has told BBC Persian Service that he has "no idea" where his son is kept now. Seraj Mirdamadi, who is also a reformist political activist, for some years was living in France with his wife and son; after the victory of President Hassan Rouhani he returned to Iran.

During his years in France, Seraj was studying at the university and also worked with some of Europe-based Persian media. More information about his latest situation can be found on the website of BBC Persian website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2014/05/140511_l45_seraj_mirdamadi_arrested.shtml

It seems Seraj has been among the people who were too much optimistic toward the recent presidential election in Iran. And he was under this impression that situation will be better soon. Totally wrong idea !

President Rouhani is still inving exiled-Persians to return to return to Persia !