WAALM’s Simin Bari Project Wins Two Turkish Music Awards

[سیمین بری ۲ جایزه ترکیه را بخود اختصاص داد] WAALM’s (World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media) Simin Bari Project has won two Turkish music awards :

The works of WAALM are dedicated towards the fostering of dialogue and understanding between civilizations (see for example WAALM’s Empower Africa Conference in April 7-10, 2010).

 The Simin Bari project and its awards are celebrated in the Turkish press.

The Simin Bari project is part of WAALM’s endeavour for Cultural Diplomacy, by facilitating the artistic works in a duet by Iranian Meastro Sattar and Young Turkish Rising Star Ersin Faikzade. The duet is the song “Simin Bari” which is sung in Turkish and Persian.  


Sattar and Ersin Faikzade singing Simin Bari in Turkish and Persian (Facilitated and Co-produced by WAALM). This is part of WAALM’s initiative to re-awaken the awareness of the strong and long-standing Turco-Iranian cultural ties known as the Turco-Iranian or Persianate civilization.  Note that the video is also under post-production

WAALM-School of Cultural Diplomacy works towards the promotion of cultural diplomacy through courses that emphasize cultural links and historical ties that transcend modern-day national and/or political boundaries. There are strong ties for example between the Persianate or Turco-Iranian civilization and those of Europe, Asia and the Indian subcontinent and the Islamic realms. WAALM’s Curricula tend to emphasize the exploration and analyses of such links to propel learners towards the appreciation of world civilization as a single evolving entity composed of its various interdependent cultural and historical entities.

Sattar (left) and Ersin Faikzade (right) have lent their exemplary creativity and musical talents towards the initiative to re-awaken the long-standing and powerful cultural bonds between the Iranians and the Turks. 

WAALM’s project for the promotion of cross-cultural dialogue through the promotion of Persianate or Turco-Persian civilization is consistent with the Iranian Studies initiative of the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program which shares the vision of Persianate civilizations transcending nationality and race.