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Conversation at Daee’s house. #tehran #iran #family #iranianamerican

What a treat! What a blast! What a wonderful night yesterday, to celebrate my dear friend's graduation @anahitasw !!! My wifey @paolamariasavoia and I enjoyed a real Iranian party with food, dances & lots of fun and laughter!!! #topangacanyongallery #bestfriends #hollywoodparty #iranianamerican #italianamerican #funforeveryone

It hurts to witness the forces that continue to face my people. Both inside Iran and living in diaspora. The thing that gives me hope is our deep capacity to love and our relentless capacity to feel joy in the company of friends and family. It is the glue and the cushion. With faith that good thoughts, good words, good deeds will lead to somewhere good, and with expanding compassion for the human condition, Noosh
#brother #family #joy #iranianamerican

We are trying to create music that engages differences, cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more beautiful friendship. 🌎
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I truly love playing music with you all! Ok! We can’t be serious for too long! Only one photo! 😁💙 .

ما در حال تلاش برای ایجاد موسیقی هایی هستیم که متضمن تعامل، همکاری های فرهنگی و یادگیری مشتاقانه برای ایجاد دوستی های زیباتر است. 🎶

اوکی! فقط یه عکس جدی داریم! 😁
#culturalcollaboration #6countries #Tar #Azerbaijan #birbirimizdenöğrenelim #تار #آذربایجان #iranianamerican #موسیقی #friendship #worldmusic #kennedycenter #smithsonianmuseum #creativethinking #musicbringsustogether

Our post today is slightly different from our normal biography format.
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The ability of writing a good story has always resonated strongly with me and talented storytellers have a gift in which a single word they put on paper can convey a vivid image in one’s mind.
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Yesterday I came upon a post on Facebook by Nazanin Ramzi Shamtobi ((@nazaninsham)) and thought I share it with you today. Her eloquently written essay is simply mesmerizing and her beautiful message of hope and unity is a refreshing change in these divisive times.
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I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did.
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Nazanin studied political science at UCLA and has a Masters in psychology from Antioch University. She is married and resides in Los Angeles.
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Nazanin’s post:
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We walk down to the lobby to head out for dinner. There is a shuttle that takes the hotel guests to the port. There are two honeymooner couples that join us on the ride. A young man and woman who can’t keep their hands off of each other and two middle-aged men who hold hands the entire time. The driver is thrilled about the lunar eclipse that will darken the sky in a short while and in his broken and colorful English goes on and on about the magic of “La Luna.”
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The port is brimming with luxury yachts and boats, jaded socialites, hungry wannabes and wide-eyed dreamers. There are restaurants and cafes and bars as far as the eye can see and long lines that bend around every corner for ice cream shop after ice cream shop.
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Lots of Arab families on vacation, lots of hookah smoking, some women are covered by a full hijab, some dressed down to impress! German and English men on the prowl, Russian and Eastern-European women on the hunt. A bus unloads a group of Asian tourists who immediately start taking selfies by the mega yachts.
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SEE REMAINDER OF ESSAY IN THE COMMENTS SECTIONS BELOW:

Honored to have a story about my role in multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen's #abeyance in the diaspora section of the prominent #irantimesinternational the oldest and largest bi-lingual Iranian newspaper outside of Iran. Nice shoutout to my beloved dad too. I'm also in great company right by the phenomenal Geena Davis and noted VOA director Setareh Deraksheesh. Setareh is the daughter of one of my dad's dearest friends Dr. Mohammad Deraksheesh, who was a minister of Education and a member of parliament during the Shah's era. Additionally, I'm on page 4 and two time #Oscar winner #asgharfarhadi is on page 7. I can't get over this. First the mention in Variety and now this! Absolutely floored! So grateful and honored! #actress #actorslife #iran #iranianamerican #persian #tehran #kashan #rasht #ghaffari

We had a special visitor for a few hours in LA. Our handsome #nephew Alexander Pasha Ghavami. Missed the rest of the family with us having his favorite cuisine he had missed - of course #PersianFood. So proud of the man he is becoming. Super intelligent, focused on his future and career-path to be. Double majoring in #PoliticalScience and #Scandinavian Studies, #Norwegian Language followed by #LawSchool when he graduates in Jun 2019, all while working two jobs incl. as an #intern at the Justice Steve Gonzalez, #Washington State #SupremeCourt RE-election campaign HQ! We used to have so much fun together when he was just 4 or 5 teaching him #Persian where he would tell me which words he wishes to learn by writing them down himself at that age and then we would practice them till he would learn to say them perfectly! I say #APG4POTUS 👊🏽#familyfirst #newphewlove #IranianAmerican #genius #futureleaders

For Episode 005 #TRAKTIVISTthrowback, we spotlight the #BlueScholars! Based out of Seattle, Washington, the rap duo consists of DJ Sabzi (dj/producer) and Geologic (rapper/poet) now more commonly known as Prometheus Brown. Formed in 2002, the rap duo has been praised for their use of music as a tool for social change, activism, and empowerment to uplift youth and communities. On this episode, we play the track “Tommy Chong ft. Macklemore” off their 3rd album Cinemetropolis.
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Listen to this throwback on the re-air of TRAKTIVIST RADIO on Dash Radio + Identity Asia this Sunday 11am pst + Monday 3am pst. TRAKTIVIST RADIO is also available on our YouTube Channel and Apple Podcasts so you can listen anytime you want, as many times as you want! .
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Every episode on #TRAKTIVISTradio, we highlight an Asian American artist/group that has significantly impacted our musical history. Whether they were front & center in the spotlight or hustled in the background, it is extremely important to respect & appreciate those who have opened up the doors & paved the road for participation & sustainable musical careers as an Asian American. .
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