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Event Archive - Persian New Year Celebration: Rebirth of the Earth and Community, El Wehda, Darya, Masala

Sat. March 19th 2011 Centennial Square (All Ages)
11 AM - 3 PM
Presented by: UVic Persian Club
PERSIAN NEW YEAR (NOWRUZ) CELEBRATION Live music and dance performances by local artists, Iranian and Afghan arts and culture show, children’s play zone, plant sale, ethnic food and more in celebration of the rebirth of the earth and communion of families, friends, and neighbours in the most joyous time of the year.

MAR 19, 2011
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

$ Free
T 250.388.7336

615 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC, Canada


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El Wehda (Middle Eastern Music)

The El Wehda Ensemble was originally formed in 2007 to perform live Middle Eastern music for the Aiewa School of Cultural Dances. The two groups collaborated for a number of public events and private functions. The band appreciates the variety of exotic melodies and rhythms originating from Mediterranean and Middle East regions. Their 2008 debut CD... more info

Darya (Persian Classical Music)

Darya Ensemble are a talented group of local artists, specialized in Persian classical music, with their most recent performance at the Alix Goolden Hall. Douglas Hensley on Tar has served with the Victoria Symphony on guitar, lute, mandolin, and banjo, and in 2008 joined Pacific Opera Victoria in Regina. Faraidoun Akhavan has more than 20 years of... more info

Masala (World Percussion)

Masala is a 15-person mobile percussion ensemble, all acoustic, always ready for a dance party. West African, Afro Cuban, Haitian, Brazilian mash up. We love to play for people who love to dance and for worthy causes. more info
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