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Irvine Global Festival 2014 and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES) چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Irvine Global Festival 2014 and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES)

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Kurdish American Education Society (KAES), once again joins the Irvine Global Festival on Sept 27 in partnership to raise awareness and celebrate the cultural kaleidoscope of greater Los Angeles. We will represent the Kurdish cultural heritage in this vivid and vivacious celebration of multiculturalism in Southern California. Like every year the festival is filled with a variety of cultural expressions and activities.

 

Although we are retaining our traditional cultural booth to show glimpses of our unique and rich cultural life along with samples of cultural artifacts. We will continue to highlight the Kurdish historical and archeological sites and contributions to the Mesopotamian civilizations, which are now being threatened with the barbarity of the Islamic State.

 

The day will feature hundreds of cultures, lively music and performances by different bands including our own Kurdish musician and vocalist Murat Daslik, who will be performing a number of songs from different regions of Kurdistan from 1:35-1:50 PM on the main stage.

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Heritage, Beauty, Culture, and Quality Promoted Through Middle Eastern Beauty Pageant چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Heritage, Beauty, Culture, and Quality Promoted Through Middle Eastern Beauty Pageant
 
4/16/2014

A contest for Middle East Beauty Pageant was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art miss_middle_east_09.jpg in the beautiful city of La Jolla, California on April 03, 2014. The event was hosted by the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce in East County of San Diego with leadership of Mr. Ben Kalasho. An event that brought the diverse Middle Eastern communities together as a whole and showed a different and true side of the region that has been overshadowed by wars and conflicts. Beauty and Elegance was celebrated in an extravagant evening in which the Miss Middle East California 2014 was selected.

Three Kurdish young women (Sozan, Dalia, and Helen) were among the seventeen contestants who had reached the finale of the event. All the contestants were from Middle Eastern descents and represented the countries of Iraq, Jordan, Kurdistan, Syria, and Lebanon.

miss_middle_east_04.jpg Mrs. Soraya Fallah, Vice President of Kurdish Community of Southern California (KCSC), an international human right activist and the former Ms. Kurdistan served as part of a high profile panel of judges that also included Lisa Haisha, wife of producer for Two and a Half Men, San Diego's KUSI News Sonya Berg, Fox 5 News anchor Shally Zamorade and San Diego Fashion Designer Andre Soriano. They judged the contestants for their ability to answer questions, the answers to questions, as well as worldly goals and dreams. The contestants dressed in three categories: casual wear, formal wear and ethnic wear.

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Kurdish New Year 2714 in Southern California چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Kurdish New Year 2714 in Southern California
 
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April 4th, 2014
 
The Kurdish community of Southern California (KCSC) presented the annual Kurdish New Year festivities held from dusk to midnight in Lakewood Senior Center in Irvine on March 23, 2014. Hundreds of families had journeyed to the event from near and afar for reunion to celebrate the ancient festival of spring.

The guests intimately exchanged the popular Newroz greetings “Newruzat piroz be!” “Happy New Year!” as they made good wishes for each other and their families in the New Year. Throughout the night the air was filled with the feelings of hope, triumphs, and renewal. A table covered with colorful flowers and Kurdish artifacts had been used to decorate the hall. Many men, women, and children had dressed up in elaborate colorful Kurdish costumes. Mr.Dyari Ahmad and Mrs. Soraya Fallah, the president and vice president of KCSC, respectively commenced the event by welcoming the audience in Kurdish and English, stressing the importance of unity and how the ancient festival serves as a reminder of our bond with nature and our struggle for freedom. Ms. Cklara Moradian, a young Kurdish writer and poet and Mr. Zanyar Kamangar, a young Kurdish TV host co-hosted the auspicious national day.
 
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Kurdish New Year Message2714 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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2714 Kurdish New Year Message 

I wish all Kurds in our beloved land and diaspora a happy Nowroz in 2714. From Hawler to Amed, from Sanadanj to Efrin, from London to Los Angeles, we are celebrating our New Year with great hopes for the future. Nowroz rises from its ancient and deep roots to offer us light, life, and liberty.

The year we are leaving behind will be remembered for both its triumphs, trials and tribulations. Our people in Rojava (Western Kurdistan) are making steady progress towards establishing an emergent democracy and rediscovering their hope for freedom. In Lebanon, there is a cultural revival among Kurds. In Amed, the long and hard fought struggle for a just peace continues to be a beacon of hope to reclaim our identity and history. In Eastern Kurdistan, we are building and creating an enduring legacy against the tyranny and injustice of the Islamic Republic. In Southern Kurdistan, we see the promises of a nascent democracy with its flourishing Spring Festival of freedom, attracting many Kurds and non-Kurds to the celebration of diversity and solidarity.

dyarbekir_turkey.jpgIn 2713 we experienced many challenges, losses and sorrows. Western Kurdistan came under the vicious attacks of monstrous and evil Jihadist forces. Many of us fell. Tens of thousands of Kurds were displaced, now living in refugee camps where their living conditions are deteriorating. We lost our great poet Sherko Bekas whose lament about Halbja and Infal shook the world. Three bright and brave Kurdish women Fidan Dogan, left, Leyla Soylemez and Sakine Cansiz were brutally assassinated in Paris for defending justice and human rights. In Eastern Kurdistan many cultural and human rights activists and journalists were imprisoned and executed, with many more on death row.

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Annual Irvine Global Festival and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES) 2013 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Dear community members
 
Kurdish American Education Society is happy to invite you to the unforgettable Irvine Global Festival on Sept 28 from 10am to 6pm. See the attached announcement and alos below for details.

Annual Irvine Global Festival and Kurdish American Education Society (KAES)
September 28, 2013
10a.m.-6 p.m


Kurdish American Education Society once again joins the Irvine Global Festival on igvf_logo.jpgSept 28 in partnership to raise awareness of the Kurdish cultural heritage and celebrate multiculturalism in Southern California. Like every year the festival is filled with a kaleidoscope of cultural expressions and activities.
 
Although we are retaining our traditional cultural booth to show glimpses of our  unique and rich cultural life along with samples of cultural artifacts, this year we will be highlighting Kurdish historical and archeological sites and contributions to the Mesopotamian civilization. Sardar Zhudi, the well-known Kurdish artist will present a collage of historical profile of “Kurdistan” and pictorial representations of traditional Kurdish costumes.
 
The day will feature hundreds of cultures, lively music and performances by different bands including our own Kurdish musician and vocalist Murat Daslik, who will be performing a number of songs from different regions of Kurdistan from 1:35-1:50 PM on the main stage.  He may also appear on the sacred music section of the festival which celebrates religious diversity.
 
Yarsan, an ancient Kurdish religious faith will also be represented in the religions of the world .
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In Memory of Shirko Bikes چاپ ارسال به دوست
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In Memory of Shirko Bikes
 
 
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By: Kamal Soleimani
 
August 5th, 2013
 
 
 
 
Tonight in my journey
In my past,
In my memory,
In my words,
In every words, roars, in our collective cries,
I saw you
Alive, undying and eternal
As I was roaming
On the mountain top
Flying over Qandil, Pire Magroon, Sipan
I saw you,
I saw you
In Diarbakir, in Kirmashan,
In Sna, in Dersim, in Qamishlu
In every corner of my collective being,
In my collective memory,
I could only hear you
I could only hear your voice,
As you were creating,
You were in constant creation,
As you were constructing word,
Single words, one by one,
Each word was to revive:
A beheaded innocent
A child buried alive,
A mother’s cry
Witnessing her children’s deaths

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