Latest Past Events

Juan Cole on his new translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

https://bit.ly/3h57MoP Author reading and talk by Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan.“’To read Juan Cole’s deft, plain-spoken translation of the Rubáiyát is to find companionship, to rejoin a thousand-year human conversation about how to endure, enjoy, and find a fleeting beauty in everlastingly dire times. The lucid, cogent and mind-opening Epilogue [...]

Classical setar music of Iran with Dan Rein and Chris Gray

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3ax29NH Shakopee native Dan Rein,master of the Persian setar, accompanied by percussionist Chris Gray, will play improvisations based on the forms and structure of traditional Iranian music . Dan is the recipient of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome

Tales of Migration: Free Improvisational Music from Iran

Zoom link: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/92357977648?pwd=MFVndjM0U2lKODdTYVpSSmJwMmJ6UT09 Adib Ghorbani, pianist, and Niayesh Shababi, guitarist,founded this project 2 years ago in Iran. They performedvarious concerts there, playing free improvisationinspired by the tunes from their homeland. They broughttheir songs with them and they are going to performthem here in U.S. for the first time.