Amordaad, Songs of Persia II
Amordaad, Songs of Persia II, contains Persian songs written and performed by Dr. Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani and Haideh Esfahani, 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 name for this collection of songs--Amordaad--is the fifth month in the Iranian calendar. It means "Immortal," signifying an attribute of the Creator. Each day in the Iranian calendar has a special name and, when it matches with the name of the month, Zoroastrians celebrate it. There are twelve such festivals in a year, including Norooz, Mehregaan, Teergaan, Sadeh, Chaahaar Shanbeh Soori, and Seezdab b-e Dar. The Amordaad Festival is celebrated on the day of Amordaad in the month of Amordaad. These traditions go back centuries and highlight the importance of celebrating life, liberty, justice, and happiness for all.
Kaviani, Khodadad (Khodi); Esfahani, Haideh; and Shahram, Saeed, "Amordaad, Songs of Persia II" (2002). Khodadad Kaviani Persian Music Collection. 2.
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