Tabestoon Festival will take place tomorrow July 26th, 2014 with free family entertainment and educational programs designated for every generation including the youngest of Iranian-Canadians. This will be the first-ever contemporary Iranian art and culture Festival in the City of Calgary the Province of Alberta. TabestoonFest is set to feature some of your favourite artists and musicians from the Iranian diaspora including UK-based alternative rock band Ali Azimi, Radio Javan resident DJ Taba, as well as local emerging artists including Calgary’s own Erfani dancer Nilou Davoudi (Majnoon Dance Academy), and many more.
Set in the central and easily accessible location of Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary, TabestoonFest promises to be the best ethnic outdoor entertainment of the summer season. The majority of all programs will be free for the general public. In addition to showcasing high-profile musicians, dancers, and visual artists of Iranian heritage, TabestoonFest will also feature house of traditions, showcasing carpet weaving, musical instrument exhibition, Persian calligraphy, art galleries, and traditional food vendors to entice all your senses.
Shauheen Etminan, the founder and president of Persian Gulf Foundation and CEO of Tabestoon Festival is excited to see the Iranian community coming together for this festival and believes that huge projects like organizing a festival for the first time in this scale is feasible through great team building, strategic planning, ambition for excellence and commitment to giving back to society. Tabestoon is a great opportunity to share the rich heritage of Iranian art and culture with non-Iranian friends as well as our beloved children and grandchildren who have lived most of their lives far from Iran. It is a unique opportunity for engagement with the greater Calgary community and contribution to the art and culture scene of our city, as well as creating a forum for intercultural dialogue and understanding. Persian Gulf Foundation is dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere that supports and facilitates integration of the Iranian diaspora in the greater Calgary community. Our aim is to attract a diverse audience of various backgrounds so feel free to invite your Canadian friends along. Special thanks to Katrina Oslon-Mottahed and Ali Karami.
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