Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit

Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit

Join us for a special evening of poetry and music. Poets Majid Naficy, Bernard Radfar, and Niloufar Talebi will read from contemporary and classical poems in both Persian and in the ancient language of Aramaic, with English translations. The readings will be accompanied by traditional Persian music performed by Sahba Motallebi on tar and setar, Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh, tonbak, and setar, and Bobak Salehi on setar, violin, and Spanish guitar. A traditional Persian tea will be served following the program.

In conjunction with Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

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ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.