Taarofing

Learning the Art of Iranian Culture

Aug 25
Look at Earth from the Heaven by Hamed Saber
A little town in the Alborz mountains

Look at Earth from the Heaven by Hamed Saber

A little town in the Alborz mountains


Aug 20
Persian Tile Work by Elias Pirasteh on Flickr
Iran - Neyshabur - Emamzadeh Mahruq

Persian Tile Work by Elias Pirasteh on Flickr

Iran - Neyshabur - Emamzadeh Mahruq


Jun 6

Sattar - Shazde Khanoom

I dream of seeing Sattar in concert, but the red bow tie must be included.  


May 16
fountain shrine detail by deevooneh1 on Flickr.
Tehran, Iran

fountain shrine detail by deevooneh1 on Flickr.

Tehran, Iran


May 13

Haj Ghorban Soleimani: Plectrums of Love (part 1 of 2)

This is a short documentary about Iran’s beloved dotar player, Haj Ghorban Soleimani (1920-2008).  Only 20 minutes long and definitely worth watching.  His story is moving, his reflections on life are interesting and, of course, the music is beautiful.  In Persian with English subtitles. 


persian tile, mismatched by elishka on Flickr.
Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin, Iran

persian tile, mismatched by elishka on Flickr.

Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin, Iran


Farhad MehradFarhad - Ye Shabe Mahtab

Lyrics here

Poem/lyrics by Ahmad Shamlou


May 9
GHADAMGAH by HORIZON on Flickr.

GHADAMGAH by HORIZON on Flickr.


GHADAMGAH by HORIZON on Flickr.

GHADAMGAH by HORIZON on Flickr.


May 7

منصور - چشم سیات

Mansour - Cheshme Siat

I love Mansour’s old songs so much more than his new ones.  This song is perfect for Persian language learners because the lyrics are so simple and straightforward. 


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