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DooBeeDoo Recommends Iran Related Events by Asia Society (NY): “Iran Modern” September 6th 2013 through January 5th, 2014

Asia Society logoAsia Society is pleased to announce a series of three concerts, presented in conjunction with Iran Modern, a groundbreaking exhibition of Iranian modern art from the 1950s thru the 70s (the three decades preceding the 1979 Revolution), on view September 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014. New Sounds from Iran will emphasize innovation within tradition, featuring artists who, drawing from recent or long-past legacies, East and West, demonstrate how one can enrich and expand the expressive power of musical forms and find global relevance in the present moment.

Artists include Mohsen Namjoo considered by some as the Bob Dylan of Iran, a visionary musician who seamlessly blends Persian classical poetry and original lyrics with Iranian folk music and American rock and blues (September 7); Kayhan Kalhor, a master of Kurdish and Persian music and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, performing his own compositions on kamancheh (spiked fiddle), with Ali Bahrami Fard on santour (hammered dulcimer) (November 16); and a Middle-Eastern ensemble fusing sounds from Iran and Syria with jazz improvisation and putting a contemporary spin to the musical legacy of the ancient caravans, with Saeid Shanbehzadeh (Iranian bagpipe), Basel Rajoub (saxophone), Naguib Shanbehzadeh (percussion), Kinan Azmeh (clarinet), Basel Rajoub (trumpet); and Jasser Haj Youssef (violin) (December 7).

This program is part of Asia Society’s ongoing initiative “Creative Voices of Muslim Asia,” a multidisciplinary series launched in 2008 and celebrating the vivid and diverse ways in which Muslims in Asia express their creative voices at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Asia Society and Japan Foundation present Film Series: Japanese Cinema 1960s

November 5 – December 10, 2010
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Free admission to all films
“From socially conscious screeds and samurai flicks to psychotronic spy thrillers, this quick survey of ’60s movies from the Land of the Rising Sun promises lots of sound and fury.”—David Fear, Time Out NY
The decade of the ’60s produced a wide array and high quantity of films that made it the golden age of Japanese cinema. Politically radical New Wave films, formally vigorous art films, and mainstream genre films were produced side-by-side contributing to the vibrancy of the industry. This series showcases a sampling of films representative of this period. These diverging voices reflect acute attitudes toward a changing Japan, a sense of exploration, with hints of tradition. (All films in Japanese with English)

Age of Assassins



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