BANGOR – Husson University is hosting an on campus performance of Persian Sufi and folk music on Friday, April 3 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at the Gracie Theatre1 College Circle. The performance is a celebration of spring and the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
Nowruz starts each year at the exact moment of the vernal equinox. It has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and began as part of the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion. Today, the festival of Nowruz is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by the people of several different faiths. It is celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Iran, Iraq, Tajikestan and Uzbekistan.
Amir Vahab and Ensemble with be performing. Vahab is an accomplished composer whose musical selections are inspired by the poetry of Rumi, Hafez and Baba Taher.
The event is sponsored by Husson University’s Student Activities Office, Academic Services and Office of International Initiatives. Individual contributors from the Iranian Community of Greater Bangor are also helping to make this performance possible.
No tickets are required. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, please call (207) 941-7051.
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