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Rana Farhan has been performing the unique fusion of Persian poetry and American jazz and blues for audiences in New York and internationally since 2005. While growing up in Iran, Ms. Farhan learned the poems of Rumi by heart, which was a cherished part of traditional culture in all Iranian households. Early on she also fell in love with the blues, initially Billie Holiday and then also American blues artists as Odetta and Leadbelly.
After graduating from Tehran University, Ms. Farhan moved to America still carrying in her mind the concept of blending Persian poetry and raw American blues. In 2005 her friend, guitarist Steven Toub, started playing blues riffs on a guitar that he and Ms. Farhan had rescued from a pile of trash and refurbished. Ms. Farhan joined in singing the poem "Rumi's Prayer" in Farsi. That was the beginning of a dream come to life and a career that set the world on fire.
Admission to the event: $20 per person; Members $15.
Limited Seating. Please RSVP at 603.924.4555 or Email: email@example.com.
Stonelea Barn is located on Stonelea Lane at Rte 101 on Dublin Lake between Lake and Meryman Roads.
Sema is part of the inspiration of Rumi (1207- 1273) as well as of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture. Sufi whirling or the “dance” of the Whirling Dervishes is a form of Sema or physically active meditation. It represents the mystical journey of humankind's spiritual ascent through mind and love to "perfection." Turning, the dervish deserts his ego and finds the truth; then returns from this spiritual journey having reached maturity and greater perfection, and in the service of the whole of creation—to all creatures without discrimination of beliefs, races, classes and nations.
The Ayin-i-jem presentation is part of the Mariposa Museum's ongoing exhibition "Sacred Geography: Many Cultures, One Earth" whose focus for the spring is "Roots of Faith: The Middle East."
Admission to the program is $10.00. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
Admission: $5; Members Free. Refreshments Served at the end of the program.
The public is encouraged to attend in support of the teens whose proposals have risen to the final competition.
This first year of Youth in Philanthropy was started by the Mariposa as part of its mission to build understanding of world cultures, and community support for world needs. The primary impact is to raise the hearts and minds of young people to become engaged and active charitable contributors and empowered leaders of tomorrow.
The event is free and open to the public. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
As a backdrop to the readers an exhibit of art works taken from “Smoky Quartz Quarterly” will also be on display.
“Smoky Quartz Quarterly” (SQQ) is an online magazine of literature and art. Its co-creators and editors, Linda J. Thomas and Candace Bergstrom, publish poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and a diverse selection of art and photography.
Monadnock Writers’ Group is a nonprofit organization committed to raising public awareness of literary talent in the region. Through monthly meetings at the Peterborough Town Library, the Group offers fellowship and support to professional and novice writers alike.
A reception from 6-7pm will celebrate the Museum’s ongoing exhibit: “The Kopanang Creation Canticle” and the “Smoky Quartz Quarterly” art.
5-6pm KidCraft will be “Create Your Own Flag.”
All First Friday events are free and open to the public. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
The biographical stories about Ferdowsi, poet of the Persian epic known as the Shâhnâma or "Book of Kings," can be studied in comparison with corresponding biographical stories about Homer, poet of the “Iliad and Odyssey.”
Such stories are often dismissed because they are myths, but these myths provide a wealth of historical information about the reception of the poetry that they are designed to explain.
Using a comparative approach, this talk will explore the similarities between Ferdowsi and Homer as poetic figures who represent the highest forms of verbal art in their respective civilizations.
Dr. Olga Davidson is President of the Board of the Ilex Foundation, author of the book, “Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings,” and is on the faculty at Boston University.
Thanks to a generous grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, this event is free to all.
Refreshments will be served. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
“Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the arts and military communities," said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “Our work with Blue Star Families and with more than 1,800 museums ensures that we can reach out to military families and thank them for their service and sacrifice.”
For the summer the Mariposa Museum offers interactive learning for all ages including "Where in the World?" a new self-directed adventure for children, folk art from around the world and their current exhibition “Sacred Geography--Many Cultures One Earth” and Gallery Exhibit “The Kopanang Creation Canticle.”
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a valid ID card from the active military as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps.
Summer hours at the Mariposa are: Open everyday 11am-5pm. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
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When children are raised with respect and curiosity towards
other cultures, the world will know more peace and less war.
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