Ancient Whispers, Songs of Persia I

Title

Ancient Whispers, Songs of Persia I

Document Type

Book

Files

Download Ancient Whispers album cover (727 KB)

Download Ancient Whispers album cover (769 KB)

Download Ancient Whispers CD (257 KB)

Download Faravahar, Energy of Progress (91 KB)

Download Norooz sheet music (140 KB)

Download Zartosht's Birthday sheet music (168 KB)

Download Jashn-e Teergaan sheet music (155 KB)

Download Jashn-e Mehregaan sheet music (198 KB)

Download Jashn-e Sadeh sheet music (131 KB)

Download Zartosht's Way sheet music (110 KB)

Description

Ancient Whispers, Songs of Persia I, contains Persian songs written and performed by Dr. Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani and Ms. Nooshafarin, with music composition by Saeed Shahram. Kaviani is an educator at Central Washington University, an author, poet, singer, and cultural diversity trainer. Through this music, Kaviani aims to introduce people to Iranian traditions that Zoroastrians have kept alive while providing Iranians the opportunity to reconnect with their cultural roots. This gift of cultural song is dedicated to all who appreciate the Iranian culture of peace, justice, and prosperity for all.

The cover image (designed by Suzanne Gard) shows fire altars near Takht-e Jamsheed, Shiraz, Iran. These altars represent the five types of fires historically acknowledged by Iranians: The great useful fire (used for cooking and keeping homes warm); the fire/energy that keeps human and animal bodies warm; the fire/energy that exist in wood products, plants, and all things that grow; electricity that is generated in the clouds; and Sepeenesht, a special fire that is heavenly (in the House of Songs and Worship) and generates light but does not burn.

Publication Date

2000

Subject

Music--Iran, Zoroastrianism--Iran

Disciplines

Ethnomusicology | Music

Rights

Educational use only; no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Language

English, Farsi

Ancient Whispers, Songs of Persia I

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