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Iran-Ukraine Cultural Week to Conclude With Naqqali Session

Iran-Ukraine Cultural Week to Conclude With Naqqali SessionIran-Ukraine Cultural Week to Conclude With Naqqali Session

Artist and narrator Bahareh Jahan-Doost is to perform Naqqali (traditional dramatic Persian story-telling) for Iranian and Ukrainian audiences at Fereshteh branch of Book City Institute in Tehran at the valedictory session of the Iran-Ukraine Cultural Week (August 28-September 2).

Organized jointly by Aaradman Publication, Ukraine Embassy and Book City, the cultural week included a photo exhibition and unveiling of Persian translation of the book “The Kaydash Family” written by Ukrainian writer Ivan Nechui Levitsky, ISNA wrote.

Iranian storytelling tradition known as “naqqali” is narrating of important stories from Iranian fables, myths and epics mentioned in important books from ancient times, particularly stories from Shahnameh (book of kings) by Ferdowsi (940-1020). It is usually undertaken before a big piece of cloth or canvas hung on the wall in tea or coffee houses, painted on which the events of the story are being narrated by a reciter known as naqqal.

In 2011, naqqali was inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Trained by the renowned naqqal Morshed Valiollah Torabi, Jahan-Doost, 35, is involved in theater since she was seven years old.

Fereshteh Book City is located at No. 1671, Shariati St., South of Sadr Bridge.

 

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