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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Norouz - New Day on UN Calendars

Norooz is not only the oldest, most important day in the Persian calendar; it is also one of the oldest traditions of the world. Over 300 million people celebrate it today. Yet it is not yet listed in any UN calendar.
Let the secretary general know, sign the petition!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Just sing or hum and the computer finds the song

Ever heard a song that you really liked but didn't know the name or even the singer to help you find it?
With midomi all you have to do is sing or hum the song (even play it with an instrument) and it'll find it. I tried a few songs and it worked great. My choice might not have been the first result it returned, but it was on the main page. No special software is needed, all you need is a browser with Flash enabled and a microphone.

For those interested, the technology behind it is called Query by humming.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Persian Gulf

Try searching for arabian gulf on Google and click on the first result.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Santoori in Toronto and Vancouver: 3rd week, Don't miss it

If you haven't got to see Santoori by Dariush Mehrjooie, don't miss it. "Santoori: the music man" is the story of a Persian musician and his journey from stardom to drugs. It is made based on traditional Iranian music and follows the same emotional roller-coaster ride from sad to cheerful moments.

Locations and Show times

Empire Empress Walk: 5095 Yonge St. (Empress Ave.), North York
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,Fri: 3:40, 6:30, 9:30
Sat, Sun: 1:00, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30

Granville 7 Cinemas: 855 Granville Street, Vancouver
7:20, 9:35

Updated (Feb 12, 08) - Some youtube clips about Santoori




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