Davison Room, Loeb Music Library, 3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Harvard Music Department and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; and President of the International Council for Traditional Music.
Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA
A Persian New Year Celebration
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.
More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.