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Nowruz Festival;Celebration of Eid Nowruz(Persian New Year)

ICCNC: Join us and celebrate the Persian New Year and Spring at our Nowruz Festival along with your friends and family in the warm atmosphere of our social gathering at Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC). Including Art Show and Bazaar, Entertainment for families and kids, Live Music and Poetry, and Performance by Andeesheh School’s students March 11, 2017, ...

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ICCNC Presents a Fun and Entertaining Program for this year’s Nowruz Celebration

ICCNC: The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California is offering a fantastic program for the upcoming New Year for people who are interested in this ancient ritual. The Art team that planned and coordinated the series for the New Year’s ritual will provide a variety of programs such as an art market, food, live music performances, art workshops and fun ...

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Concert Notes Against the Ban: A Musical Response from the 7

ICCNC: On March 25th in Oakland(ICCNC), Aswat Ensemble and ICCNC will sponsor a concert showcasing the music of the 7 countries listed on January 27th’s Executive Order. The beauty of such a concert will lie in expressing the complexity and many cultural layers in the seven countries – Libya, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan– with music acting as an ...

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ICCNC Congratulates Asghar Farhadi on his Oscar

ICCNC: The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern Californi(ICCNC) commends Asghar Farhadi on the thoughtful remarks defending immigrants in his Oscar acceptance speech. Come that we do not sow bad in the world, Hand in hand we strive toward the good (Ferdowsi) Salesman, the new film by renounced Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, captured one of the most important awards in a ...

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Dr. AbdolKarim Soroush’s lecture series on the ghazals of the Divan-e-Shams

ICCNC: Dr. AbdolKarim Soroush’s lecture series on the ghazals of the Divan-e-Shams will be held on the first Saturday of each month at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. For the first time, each session will be devoted in its entirety to one ghazal. Since January 30, 2016, Dr. Soroush has presented his lecture series on the Divan-e-Shams in ...

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Table Rental Agreement at ICCNC for “Nowruz” Program on March 11, 2017 

ICCNC: The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) will present a wonderful Nowrouz program. Vendor Information By filling out this form and signing this form you agree to participate with Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) adhering to all of the timelines and policies outlined here and general organizational policies. Location and Date/Hours of the program  Islamic Cultural Center of ...

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Zahra Noorbakhsh brings Her Comedy Special to ICCNC “ON BEHALF OF ALL MUSLIMS”

ICCNC: Zahra Noorbakhsh, Muslim, Iranian-American comedian brings her comedy special to ICCNC on Feb. 2, 3, 4,9,10. She says: “So, I have a brand new 1-hour comedy special entitled, “On Behalf of All Muslims.” Cause why not? Fox News doesn’t get to corner the market on who’s the most Muslim. And, I’m tired of having other Muslims apologizing on my behalf. ...

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Analyzing Five Centuries of Iranian Music with a Discussion on Interactive Musical Instruction

ICCNC: Ali Samadpour, composer, expert in Radif, researcher, and accomplished tar and setar player will present four musical eras encompassing five hundred years of Iranian musical history with a focus on analyzing musical compositions and will perform examples of each with vocal accompaniment from Seyed Abolhassan Mokhtabad in Sarbang’s first program of 2017 at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern ...

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Dr. Soroush,Will Deliver a Series of lectures Explaining and Analyzing Ten Chapters of Saadi’s Bustan

ICCNC: Dr. Abdol Karim Soroush, intellectual, theorist, and philosopher of Sufism and ethics will deliver a series of lectures explaining and analyzing ten chapters of Saadi’s Bustan. The lectures will be held at 7:30 pm on the third Friday of every month at the Tohid Foundation in San Jose. The lectures, as with those on the Ghazaliyat e Shams, the ...

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Nabila: Focusing on the Arts Full Time to Fight for our Civil Rights

ICCNC: On December 4th, Ensemble and Aswat the Vukani Mawethu Choir  along with several other performing artists successfully completed their solidarity concert – Art Against All Odds: Black & Muslim Expressions of Love and Faith. The free event successfully drew an audience of over 600 people with hundreds more on the waiting list.  The response from the community was overwhelming and this is why we would ...

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