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Keukenhof Flower Garden / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)

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Keukenhof Flower Garden

History of Keukenhof

The history of Keukenhof, the name of meaning “kitchen garden”, goes back to the 15th century. Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria, Jacoba van Beieren (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables from the woods and dunes for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the estate grew to an area of over 200 hectares.

Landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. That park, in the English landscape style, still forms the basis of Keukenhof.

In 1949 a group of 20 flower bulb exporters came up with a plan to use the estate for a permanent exhibition of spring-flowering bulbs, signaling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park opened its gates to the public in 1950 and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. In 2016 the 67th edition of Keukenhof is taking place, with the Golden Age as its theme. During the last 66 years Keukenhof has grown into a world-famous attraction. (Keokenhof website)

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Ebi Concert

One of the best Ebi’s concert – my all time favorite singer – in Rotterdam

About Ebi

Ebrahim Hamedi (EBI) was born in Tehran, the eldest of six siblings. He received early musical schooling, as he was discovered by the Ministry of Art and Culture at a very early age. Declining an offer to further pursue classical schooling as an opera soloist in Italy, Ebi instead turned to popular music as a member in the group “Sun Boys”. A major breakthrough was Ebi’s performance of the song “Shab” (Night) at Fereydoun Farrokhzad’s TV-show “Mikhak-e Noghreyi”. During a series of planned concerts in the United States, Ebi, due to the revolution of 1979, decided not to return to Iran. (Wiki)

Circus of Horrors / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)

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Horror Circus

A Freak Show with lots of real freaks and unusuals!!

 

 

Hossein Alizadeh / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)

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Hossein Alizadeh Concert

An unbelievable experience with Hossein Alizadeh – one of the most important figures in contemporary Persian music – and a great band with different traditional instruments.. Where every soul can be upgraded!

Band:  ‎‎‎Alireza Ghorbani‎, ‎Hossein Alizadeh, ‎Siamak Jahangiri, Ali Boustan‎,  Reza Samani, Behnam Samani, Pejman Haddadi and Saba Alizadeh

About Hossein Alizadeh

Hossein Alizadeh (Tehran-1950) is considered one of the most important figures in contemporary Persian music. He comes from a traditional training. He learned the Radif of Persian classical music with various masters of the tradition including PortraitHoushang Zarif, Ali Akbar Shahnazi, NurAli Borumand, Mahmood Karimi, Abdollah Davami, Yousef Foroutan, and Saied Hormozi and later recorded the entire body of the Radif based on the interpretation of Mirza Abdullah for Tar and Setar. He also received a BA in Music Composition and Performance from the University of Tehran and later studied Composition and Musicology at the University of Berlin. He has taught at the University of Tehran and the Tehran Music Conservatory.

 

 

Mohsen Namjoo / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)

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Mohsen Namjoo Concert

A wonderful experience with Mohsen Namjoo and hismagical voice along with great band Habiboo Boushehri, Kasra Saboktakin, Mohammad Farahani, Kiarash, …

About Mohsen Namjoo

Mohsen Namjoo, (Persian: محسن نامجو‎‎), is an Iranian singer-songwriter. His style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for the The New York Times in Iran wrote that “some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran”

In 2006 the Iranian judicial system sentenced Namjoo in absentia to a five-year jail term for allegedly ridiculing the ash-Shams, a surah of the Quran, in his song “Shams”. The conviction took place in spite of his formal apology. After establishing in the West, the song was released as part of his album Oy. (Wiki)

 

Keukenhof Flower Garden / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)
Keukenhof Flower Garden
Ebi Concert
Circus of Horrors / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)
Horror Circus
Hossein Alizadeh / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)
Hossein Alizadeh Concert
Mohsen Namjoo / Photo: Shahrooz Farahmand (Mohammad)
Mohsen Namjoo Concert