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Ancient Persia: Songs & Stories
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CANCELED. Due to illness, Morshed Torabi will not be able to perform as scheduled. To purchase tickets to Turkish Sufi Improvisations, at the same date & time, click here: CLICK HERE.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by the SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

This rare event features the art of naqqali (Persian storytelling), which originated around 247 BC–224 AD. In royal courts, public squares, or tea houses, the naqqal recounted tales of epic legends through song, mime, and movement—as still happens today. The best-known literary work used by naqqals is Ferdowsi’s epic Shahnameh (Book of Kings), written about 1000 AD. It is an engaging rendering of Iranian history, with its myths and legends of heroism, warfare, and romance. Morshed Torabi, one of the last living masters of naqqali, immerses his audiences in the magical world of his characters. Torabi will be joined by a zoorkhaneh percussionist/singer, who will assist him in dramatizing the stories in his U.S. debut.

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