KALW-FM (SAN FRANCISCO), SIGHTS AND SOUNDS -- The Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents Poets of Existence, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Coming from a multitude of experiences, Deema K. Shehabi, Persis Karim and Shadab Zeest Hashmi will be reading, accompanied by music from composer and santur player Faraz Minooei and Kurdish vocalist Hossein Massoudi.
Persis Karim is the Neda Nobari Chair of the newly established Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and a professor in the Comparative and World Literature Department at San Francisco State University.
“I am just such an advocate for seeing a really diverse group of artists coming together,” kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh says. “I love the fact that it’s poetry coupled with music, I love collaborative works and cross-medium works!”