New Year Beats

New Year Beats: A Nowruz Celebration with Daf and Handpan By Toronto Zen Music School

TorontoZenMusic Band ( DAF Group)
Ali Orangi (Leader and Instructor)
Shiva Maghsoudi
Farrah Farahi
Nahal Zandian
Soozan Firoozyar

TorontoZenMusic Band ( Handpan Group)
Ali Orangi (Leader and Instructor)
Sanaz Salehi
Bijan Azadi
Niloufar Khanali
Farzad Farzanegan

Toronto Zen Music is a professional music school situated in North York, Toronto. With a wide range of offerings, the school provides an excellent platform for individuals of all ages to pursue their passion for music. The school specializes in various instruments, including the piano, Hang Drum (Hand Pan), daf, drum set, etc., allowing students to explore and learn a diverse range of musical styles and techniques in a group class or enroll in one-on-one lessons. Toronto Zen Music band is comprised of exceptionally talented students who stand out as some of the finest musicians in our institution. They have showcased their talent through numerous performances at a variety of occasions and festivals such as the Sumner Tirgan Festival 2023, Yalda Gala Celebration, etc

Haftseen and Egg Coloring

Weaving Dreams: Crafting Carpet and Kilims

Step into the vibrant world of kilim and carpet weaving with us! Prepare for an enchanting journey where tradition meets creativity, and every knot tells a story! Our workshop promises an immersive experience that will ignite your passion for this ancient craft and leave you with skills to treasure forever.

Workshop Highlights

History Fact Station

Dive into the captivating history of Persian carpets and kilims with our fun fact flyers and pictures. Discover the importance of weaving traditions that have been passed down through generations. Feel the textures and explore the tools used for centuries in carpet making. Experience the wonder of wool, cotton, and silk firsthand, and take home colorful pins to remember your journey.

Hands-On Weaving Experience

Get ready for a hands-on weaving adventure led by our talented artist. See how a loom is set up and discover various types of knots. Let your imagination run wild as you craft colorful knots in a carpet and weave through rows of a kilim. Our tapestry booth is also open for kids, where they can create kilims with easy patterns and even 3D designs!

Who Can Participate?

  • Beginners eager to unravel the secrets of weaving (Ages 12 – 65)
  • Intermediate weavers seeking to refine their craft
  • Enthusiasts of traditional crafts and cultural heritage, unite and join us!

What to Bring?

Your boundless creativity and infectious enthusiasm! We provide all materials and tools needed to weave your masterpiece.

Registration Information

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out! Registration is first-come, first-served, starting at 11 am.

Embark on a journey of creativity and cultural exploration at our kilim and carpet weaving workshop. Let’s weave memories together that will last a lifetime!

The artist and instructor: Jamileh Haji Hasan
Assistants: Zahra Ahmadi, Zohreh Ahmadi, Fatemeh Ahmadi

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