18.09.10: Iran - "Shahnameh" Hamid Motebassem - live in Mainz, Germany





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Published on Sep 26, 2010

Maestro Hamid Motebassem (born in Mashad, previous member of Aref Ensemble and founder of Dastan Ensemble) performs solo at "Ferdowsi & 1,000 years. The Iranian national epic Shahnameh" event at Haus der Jugend, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.



The event was organized by Iranischer Elternverein e.V. Mainz & Beirat für Migration und Integration, Stadt Mainz in the context of the "Intercultural Week".


Information on Shahnameh:

"The Shahnameh is a poetic epic written by the Persian/Tajik poet Ferdowsi around 1000 AD. The Shahnameh tells the mythical and historical past of Persia from the creation of the world up until the Arab invasion of Persia. The Shahnameh, written in Persian, has been pivotal for reviving the Persian language subsequent to the influence of Arabic.

As the saying goes, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." Others work to keep the Persians/Tajiks separated for their own advantage. It is legends like Rustam who serve as reminders of the greatness the Persians/Tajiks come from. And it is books like the Shahnameh that captures the timeless power of a great culture."

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