Reading and Performance
CANCELLED! Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.
UNVEILING IRAN: VOICES FROM AFAR offers a platform for Iranians, Iranian Germans, and Iran-lovers to get on stage and express their dreams and desires for home.
The evening will feature live music by Ansan, a group of musicians from Iran, Israel, India, and the US, dedicated to peaceful living through music. Their fusion sound links Persian poetry to modern Western genres like jazz and blues and sets the tone for the culture of mixing and mingling that is Iran’s particular strength. Poets and writers with Iranian roots and those who have something to say about Iran will perform their work in Persian and English, telling stories of beauty, loss, belonging, longing.
UNVEILING IRAN occurs on the first day of spring which is also Iranian New Year. As the country experiences the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since its inception 44 years ago, we will use this day to honor the courageous people demonstrating in the face of state-violence, prison, torture, and death. We will remember the martyrs of this revolution against the revolution, and also formulate hopes and wild imaginings for the future, a future of women, life, freedom.
All the proceedings from ticket sales will be donated to Hengaw, a human rights organization fighting for Kurds in Iran.