Our 11th event introduced a brand new venue which was the absolute crowd favourite. Once again we had a full house and even at one stage we had to ask for the venue manager's leniency on the number of people as it exceeded the room capacity. I must admit this was by far my most favourite PYN, not just because of the awesome venue, but because I was surrounded by my family and friends and the incredible crowd who were still dancing away when the lights came on at 1:30 in the m
Another ritual continued at Shiraz Restaurant, this time to celebrate Norooz 1397. Norooz is the name of the Iranian New Year, which falls on the 1st day of Spring in Iran. Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Norooz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethnolinguistics communities. The name in Farsi literally means New Day.
We kept the ritual going by doing another 'Chaharshanbe Soori' at Shiraz Restaurant. As usual the place got packed out and the crowd didn't leave until early hours of the morning! A little more info for my non-Persian readers on what this day means to Persians: Chaharshanbe Soori is an Iranian festival celebrated on the eve of the last Wednesday before Nowrooz (the Iranian New Year's day). The festival consists of activities such as making bonfires and jumping over the flames
Last night I had the privilege of playing at the International Women's Day Celebration, organised by the Iranian Women Organization SA (IWOSA). As the only male present at the event, I could have not been more proud of these women for organising such an informative, inspiring and fun night. Truly impressive! Please ensure you check out their website and support them with donations and volunteer work. Your mothers/wives/sisters will appreciate it! http://www.iwosa.com.au/