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MOEIN VIVA

PERFORMER, MUSICIAN and DJ

Moein Viva is a musician who has been an accomplished pianist for over 18 years, including accompanying famous Iranian singers on keyboard in concert. He is familiar with both Western and Middle Eastern artistic influences. He also enjoys playing other instruments such as the guitar and has shares his passion for music through tutoring.

Moein also hosts and directs public and private events.

When not furthering his artistic pursuits he is focused on  psychology and law.

 


 

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NILOU NOURI

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

As an ordained Minister, Nilou produces and officiates wedding ceremonies all over the North America. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Anthropology, a Master’s degree in International Affairs, and has spent over a decade in the non-profit field. She’s been in leadership positions as a fundraiser, founder, and director of several organizations. Nilou is happily married, with two children.

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Mohammad Nejad

Guest Artist of the event

Mohammad Nejada Persian-born master musician, was born to a musical family in Tehran, Iran. As a young child, Persian classical music was passed-down to him from his father. In Tehran, he attended a special high school to develop his talents, graduating from the prestigious Fine Arts Academy. He later received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musicianship and Performance from Tehran University, proficient in both Western and Persian musical heritage.

While pursuing these refined degrees, he was fortunate to be under the tutelage of Persian classical master musicians, including: Ostad Roushanravan, Ostad Sinaki, Ostad Jankook, Ostad Paayvar, Ostad Tavakol, Ostad Tahmasebiyan, Ostad Moosavi, Ostad Khoshdel and Ostad Baharlou.

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SABIBA

PERSIAN DANCE

 Sabiba has spent her life performing various genres of dance from Jazz to Flamenco to Middle Eastern belly dance, as well as teaching dance interpretation.

When not performing or teaching, she loves her work improving patient health as a Registered Dietitian specializing in Diabetes with a Bachelors of Science from San Jose State University. On March 24, she shares the joy of Persian dance in celebration of Persian New Year – “Nowruz.”

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AFSANEH NADERI
SPECIAL DESIGNER FOR WEDDING AND VARIOUS EVENTS WITH IN MANY CULTURES!

 Afsaneh Shakoori Naderi has been putting her creative genius to use in the beautiful arrangements of sofreh aghd (traditional symbolic spread at Persian wedding ceremonies) and haft-seen (traditional table-top arrangement for Persian New Year) for over twenty years.  She first started following her passion of assembling traditional spreads by assisting family and friends, and then with so many witnessing her elaborate and unique spreads and requesting her services, she began to expand this creativity into a business.  When Afsaneh is not using her talents for sofreh aghd or haft-seen, she is an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay.  Beauty surrounds Afsaneh in everything she does and she truly has an eye for it.

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LILI GHAZIAN
DESIGNER

A certified Interior Designer with over 18 years of experience, Lili works with her clients to realize their vision.  Passionate, knowledgable and skilled in planning, weddings and floral arrangement, Lili creates one-of-a-kind designs to reflect the uniqueness of the clients she works with. http://www.aroosibylili.com/

ANDY NGUYEN

PHOTOGRAPHER

Andy Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in San Jose. Currently, he is enrolled at San Jose State University as a BFA student majoring in Art and Photography and Minor in Art of Education. Nguyen creates photograph, which reflect and communicate the landscapes, nature and lifestyle of people living in America from different communities. Nguyen is passionate about this subject because he captured the beauty of cultural dance in our community. He wish to capture the essence of the subject’s personality and the unique lifestyle that forms the individual beauty of the person being photographed. A multicultural society would encompass people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures living and working together. Nguyen have been exploring the ideas of cultural leveling; beliefs of one culture are spread around to others for our next generation. Visitors can experience lifestyles on different ethnicities in our community. They can sample traditional dance in each season from different countries such as India, Iran, Mexico and Vietnam. Photography is Nguyen passion and his eyes are viewing the uniqueness from many countries and all of its diverse people.

UNCLE RAY’s

This event will feature exquisite Persian cuisine specially prepared by uncle Rays,

Serving Silicon Valley since 1992

Husband and wife team Ray and Sarah Fard started Uncle Ray’s Catering Company in 1992 to meet the growing needs of international communities and companies in the Bay Area. Over the past 15 years, Uncle Ray’s has been a leading provider of catering services to the San Francisco Bay Area, and continues to expand its services and offerings. Serving a wide variety of international cuisines for all occasions, Uncle Ray’s is your key to a delectable and memorable event!   http://www.unclerays.net/

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LA PATISSERIE BAKERY

PERSIAN SWEETS

 Since 2007, La Patisserie Bakery has been owned by two successful women, Fariba Mirpour and Mojgan Damaghani. Their passion and creativity in the art of pastries has led them into running a business that has been a favorite go to bakery for many people in the Silicon Valley.Mojgan and Fariba’s mission is to provide the finest desserts and pastries at reasonable prices. They take pride in what they do and their products are baked fresh daily; they use the finest ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors.

They also believe in giving back to the community each month by donating baked goods to non-profit organizations.

www.lapatisserie.net

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RAMYAR SIASI

CENTERPIECEs of the EVENT

ROS EXPRESS FLORIST: http://www.rosexpressflorist.com