Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor: Silent City

The ever-adventurous string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, and the master of the Persian kamancheh, kamanchehkamancheh, blur the lines between Western classical music and Eastern traditional sounds in a stunning collaboration inspired by their friendship and boundless curiosity.

Event Date:
May 24 2018 – 7:30pm
Event Location:
The LaSells Stewart Center
Event Cost:
With Series Package $40
With Pick 4 Package 1 $42.50
Single Advance Ticket $45
At the Door $50
OSU Students $0
Ticket Information

Norouz 1396

In every home, the “haftseen” table is decorated with seven items since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter “s” in Persian, and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal.

2017 Iran–Iraq earthquake

On 12 November 2017, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran–Iraq border, just inside Iran, in Kermanshah Province. With at least 530 people killed and more than 8,100 injured, as well as many more unaccounted for, it is currently the deadliest earthquake of 2017. In this post, we keep you posted about what our community activities regarding help children in Kermanshah Province.  Continue reading “2017 Iran–Iraq earthquake”

Tafakor Monthly (1)

In the first episode of “Persian Culture and Art Nights”, after a short introduction about our ideas for 2017/2018 academic year, we went through some of the most famous traditional and modern Persian poems. Oct 12 is an official day named on behalf of Hafez in Iran and we were lucky to have a guest who is professional in Hafez’s ghazals in our event. Her 10 min talk about Hafez brought an amazing moment to our community.

In the second section of our event, we watched a short movie together. “From the Eastern Lands”, with the magic of music and simple frames the narrator of movie talks about a deep feeling; she illustrates a love and separation of a young couple, due to immigration.

In the last part of this event, Arash read one of the Jalal Al-Ahmed’s short stories. “Aftab-eh Labeh Bam” is about a traditional family in Iran in 1948. Jalal Al-Ahmed talks about the side effects of the overlap of religious and traditions in a family and especially women’s lives.

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Persian Culture and Art Nights (Episode 2)

In Friday November 17, 2017, Iranian Students Association at Oregon State University is going to hold the second episode of “Persian Culture and Art Nights”.

Diversity is an important factor toward a peaceful world. As a cultural association, sharing Persian culture to other nations and providing opportunities for Iranians to learn more about American culture is one of our main goals. Regarding to this goal, in the first section of our meeting, Prof. James Taylor will give a talk about the history of Thanksgiving Day in US. In addition, we have a list of American families who like to have you in Thanksgiving Day. If you like to learn more about this holiday while you spend your time with an American family, please fill out the following form.

Thanksgiving Day From

After a short coffee break, in the second section of our meeting, Prof. Jonathan Katz will give a talk about the history of Iran-US relationship. This talk will take about 30 min plus 15 min Q&A and I bet it is going to be really interesting. If you are confuse about the history of Iran-US relationship, bring your questions to this meeting.

This event is totally free and open to public. Participants need to register through the following form. The poetry section will be in both Persian and English languages.

Registration Form

Online Donation Page

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