Posts Tagged ‘Persian’

Kaveh Karandish, Live in Concert


Date/Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 6-8 PM

Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S Garner St.

Dear all,

Iranian Students Association (ISA) at Penn State proudly presents Kaveh Karandish’s live concert in State College. Iranian pianist, composer and recording artist Kaveh Karandish will be performing for the first time in PA. He will be accompanied by vocalist and Oud player Mazy Karandish and world music master Eric Zang from Arizona. Kaveh’s music is a unique blend of Persian, Jazz, Sewage & World music and he is excited to share some of his brand new music from his new CD “Silent Whispers” in State College on November 2nd, 2017.

This is a free concert. There will be a light reception as well. To read more about Kaveh please visit http://www.kavehpiano.com

Hope to see you all there,

ISA Officers

Docunight #37 [Penn State]: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party

Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party
Directed by Hassan Amini
2016 / 75 min
English / Persian with English Subtitles

 

In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed ‘king of kings’, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party in history. Money was no object – a lavish tent city, using 37km of silk, was erected in a specially created oasis. The world’s top restaurant at the time, Maxim’s, closed its doors for two weeks to cater the event, a five-course banquet served to over sixty of the world’s kings, queens and presidents, and washed down with some of the rarest wines known to man. Over a decadent five-day period, guests were treated to a pageant of thousands of soldiers dressed in ancient Persian costume, a ‘son et Lumiere’ at the foot of Darius the Great’s temple, and the opening of the Azadi Tower in Tehran, designed to honor the Shah himself. Every party leaves a few hangovers. This one left a country reeling, never to recover. It crystallized the opposition, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. More than any other event, this party marked the break between the king of kings and the people of Iran he reigned over.

Date: Wednesday, May 3 at 7 PM – 9 PM ET.
Address: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, State College, PA 16801.