Moshen Namjoo Concert

Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo Trio performance!

Namjoo...

VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE! $55/ticket. These are the best seats in the house. Call the KPC Box Office at 425.893.9900, 425.893.9900 to order. Quantities very limited.
When: Friday, July 11 at 7:30 pm

Where: Kirkland Performance Center

Address: 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, Washington 98033

Ticket: Click here to purchase ticket.

For more information contact Parham at (425) 224-5854, parham@iaca-Seattle.org.

Artist Bio:

Moshen Namjoo is an Iranian musician and singer-songwriter whose style is influenced by Blues and Rock as well as Iranian folk music.

The lyrics of his songs are a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; he uses the words freely with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and make a free style of singing. In 2008 Namjoo kicked off his first solo US tour, which granted him the Visiting Artist Fellowship at Stanford University. In 2010 he performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Sony Center in Toronto, Canada and the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. “Trust The Tangerine Peel” is the latest album of Mohsen Namjoo which was released in May of 2014.

Letter from IACA Co-Founder and Board Member, Ali Ghambari:

Dear Friends, Family, and Community,

The Iranian Festival 2014 is fast approaching and is now just a month away on Saturday June 28th at the Seattle Center Armory.

The Iranian festival aims to share the arts and history of Iran, its customs, food, music, dance, and poetry. Every year, over 3,000 people from across the Seattle area attend the Iranian Festival and participate in one of the largest celebrations of Persian culture across the country. Last year we were able to mobilize over 50 volunteers to organize the festival and work at the event. The success of this event was due to the passionate dedication of volunteers and community members who gave their time and energy in creating a memorable experience for the entire community.

Without unity, building a viable community and celebrating diversity is not possible.

I challenge you to tell me what is a more important event that you can work for or give to? What event brings more love, unity and sense of community, to yourself, your kids, your family, your friends, your Iranian American community and the bigger community as a whole in our state of Washington than the Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA) Iranian Festival? The Iranian Festival has been building community and love for the last 7 years. When we talk about the IACA Community organization we talk about an organization that does not have any affiliation to political or religious group, it doesn’t mean that our board members and supporters do not have their own personal religious beliefs and/or political affiliations. Each of us as individuals come together with the love for building community that encompasses everyone with love in our great community.

Love,
Ali Ghambari

Silent Auction / Flea Market:

Greetings,

We would like to ask you to donate your unwanted IRANIAN HANDICRAT to IACA. Please, donate clean, good condition and Iranian related handicrafts such as: Kilim (گلیم), Enamel vase (میناکاری ), Khatamkari Jewel box/picture frame, Persian story/ poetry books, metal Engraving , Silk/Termeh Table cloth, etc. It will be great if you take a picture of the item and send it to Delaram Givi at dela.givi@gmail.com with short description about it. Also, you are welcome to drop off the item to Ali Ghambari place, with previous arrangement of course, or bring it with you to the next Volunteer meeting that will be held on June 21. Please, spread the word among your friends who might have willing to clean up their garage and help us to generate money ( this is only addressing IACA board members and volunteers). It is all about good deeds & sense of unity!

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Application for Volunteer at 8th Annual Seattle Iranian Festival

Hello Prospective Volunteers,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the 2014 Iranian Festival, hosted by the Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA).  We are currently accepting applications for the festival on June 28th, 2014.

Please read the information below, then fill out a volunteer application (link at the bottom of this page).  If you would like to follow up on your application or have questions, you can contact Ali Rezaeian at AliR@iaca-seattle.org or Anna Taylor at anna@iaca-seattle.org.

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Want to Volunteer?

The Iranian Festival is a great way for members of the Iranian and non-Iranian communities of Seattle to come together one day during the summer and celebrate the art, food, dance and music of the Iranian culture.  We are always looking for good people who want to contribute their time and energy to help the festival run smoothly.  The information that follows is designed to help you decide if you want to become part of this major community festival.

What Will I Do?

Volunteers at the Iranian Festival carry out a wide variety of tasks using a wide spectrum of physical, technical and interpersonal skills.  Returning volunteers should note in the “comments” section of the application that they have worked as a volunteer at past Iranian Festival(s).  Returning volunteers will have first choice to return to their volunteer role and should note that role in the box on the application that specifies preferred area.  New volunteers are placed on a first-come first-served basis considering preferences as well as specific skills or qualifications for individual crews.  The more choices you offer, the better.  Some crews have long waiting lists so please be flexible and do not be discouraged.  We make every effort to find the best fit for each volunteer and we strive to make each volunteer experience enjoyable.

Expectations:

Most volunteers need to be available not less than five hours during the festival (11am – 7pm) and some will need to be available before and after that window of time for setup and breakdown of the event.  As a volunteer, you will receive lunch, a t-shirt and maximum $12 for parking (with receipt).

A Final Word:

The Iranian Festival is successful in part, because volunteers work together as a team to provide excellent services to patrons, performers and other volunteers.  The success of the festival is therefore dependent upon volunteers contributing fully to their crew and completing all scheduled shifts.  Our volunteers are passionate about the festival and Iranian culture.  If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, and would like to be a part of the Iranian Festival volunteer community, we would love to hear from you.

Applying to Become a Volunteer:

  1. You must submit your online application no later than June 13th, 2014 to be considered.
  2. Click here to fill online application.