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March 20, 2014 12:18

What's on in Israel this week.

New Cycle Paths in Ayalon-Canada Park-1

New Cycle Paths in Ayalon-Canada Park-1. (photo credit:KKL-JNF)

Iranian sights and Persian sounds Ensemble Golha will perform a program of classical Persian and Persian Jewish music at Steinberg Hall in Holon, tomorrow at 9 p.m. The concert will take in many of the mainstays of the Persian classical and folk repertoire, and the evening’s program includes a slide lecture by David Nissan on modern-day Iran, looking at a range of areas including culture, the arts, architecture, the status of women and the history of Persian Jewry.

Ensemble Golha was founded by veteran santour player Menashe Sasson in 2008, with the idea of performing and recording instrumental and vocal creations, along with poetry recitals, from the work of such Persian Jewish writers as Hafiz, Saadi and Rumi. Sasson is a long-standing member of seminal cross-cultural band Habrera Hativeet.


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