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NOWRUZ: Resistance is Life

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Presented by ARTA Cultural Centre in association with Nexus Arts

This Nowruz event is presented in solidarity with the recent social and political uprising of people, especially women, in Iran and Afghanistan. It has the message of life is resistance, which is inspired by a Kurdish slogan.

Nowruz means “new day” in the Farsi language, and the celebration marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz is the beginning of the year in many countries including Iran and Afghanistan. The message of Nowruz is life, love, and rebirth, and brings together people from different cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and languages.

The concert will feature performances by Maryam Rahmani, Naomi Keyte, Elyas Alavi, Zuhir Naji, Nava Ensemble, and the Afghan Dance Group. We will experience music, poetry, and dance, and celebrate our common humanity with a wish for a new day.


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