Nariman Hodjaty - born in 1959 in northern Iran. Studied architecture and graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Teheran, studied music at the Institute for traditional Persian music. A resident of Austria since 1986, he is a musician (Taar and Sitar), music teacher and author.
ERFAN, The Sufism of Love
With the assertion: "In my hand there exists nothing but God", the Persian Sufis were at odds with official religion, meaning the clergy and the State. The most beautiful, humorous, and profound anecdotes, newly arranged and translated into German by Nariman Hodjaty and Mandana Alavi Kia, bring readers through the experience of how the Sufi masters avoided danger with cleverness and preached their philosophy with double-entendres.
Dance and Song
Born in 1962, the daughter of a German mother and a Persian father. Her Persian family descends from the well-known Sufi master Mir Seyd Ali Alavi, the Shah of Hamadan. Since she was five years old, she has been involved with Persian folk dancing, ballet, singing and painting. Her training includes many diverse styles of dance and song. She has lived for the past 16 years in Vienna with her two daughters and appears as a performance artist withvarious collaborators.