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San Francisco World Music Festival 2005



Nowruz Project
Nowruz Project
San Francisco World Music Festival 2005
UNITED STATES
SAN FRANCISCO  •  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  •  Ongoing
 

The centerpiece of Festival 2005 is a specially commissioned world premiere work called Nowruz Project, an international music experiment and artistic statement for global peace. Traditional and newly composed music, poetry, and film, featuring Azerbaijani pianist Chingiz Sadykhov, Azerbaijani kamancheh soloist Imamyar Hasanov, Afghani dutar and rubab player Aziz Herawi, Persian ney master Hossein Omoumi, Persian tar player Ashkan Ghafouri, Kurdish vocalist Ozden Oztoprak, and composer Ross Daly; Kurdish filmmaker Nizamettin Aric; and Kurdish community leader and poet/singer Mustafa Kart observe the vernal equinox or Nowruz, whose pre-Islamic origins are embraced in different ways throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.


Other Festival Concert Highlights include: Women Singers of the World, Ross Daly & Ensemble, Dona Rosa & Ensemble, Master Wang wei Chinese & World Percussion Concernt, World Music DJs & Instrumental Masters among others.



San Francisco World Music Festival 2005 Web Site


Contact: Tel: (1) 415 978 27 87

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