Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tabestoon Fest - The Authentic Persian Experience in YYC

Tabestoon Fest 2014
(photos by: Katrina Olson)
Past Saturday in YYC was the perfect weather for the first annual Tabestoon Festival, an outdoor event hosted by the Persian Gulf Foundation at the Olympic Plaza acknowledging contemporary arts and culture of Iran; An exhibition that unites the Iranian community who are living in this city, and introducing its rich history and modern talents to Calgarians. As a cultural lover, it’s great to see an event such as the Tabestoon with so much pride that allows us to learn more about the authentic Persian culture, from the past and present. The event was opened for the public, attracting hundreds of people gathered around the plaza to enjoy a full day of entertainment including music, dance and fashion show. Various tents were set up showcasing traditional Persian treats and crafts for both children and adults. The event had also invited Iranian guests from many different cities, including musicians Ali Azimi’s The Needs and Ajam Band from the UK. For a full review, you can also read the post by Calgary Herald HERE.

Special thanks to Katrina Olson for taking the photos.


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