1380 Norouz Celebrations at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
| For the second time in as many years, Iranian
community in the U.S. celebrates its new year at America's premier performing arts
institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As significant is
the fact that this event will also be broadcasted simultaneously on the Internet,
making it perhaps the only Iranian performing art event to have been made available
live using the new medium.
Led by Shahriar Saleh, members of Nava Youth Ensemble will play Sorud Ey Iran as well as two folk songs at the the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 24, 2001 in celebration of the Iranian new year. The program will continue with performance by the Nava Adult Ensemble, playing a number of well know persian tunes.
Last year approximately one thousand Iranian and non-Iranian spectators attended this warm and wonderful event. This level of participation was well above the typical 400 attendees that generally view the nightly performances.
Among the audiances were some in traditional Persian attire, distributing Noql, a type of Persian sugar candy, among the spectators. We hope that attendence will continue to remain high for this event, both electronically and in person.