Beautiful Ziba

Photo essay: Intimate conversation with Ziba Shirazi

by Nazy Kaviani
I recently had a chance to visit Iranian singer/songwriter Ziba Shirazi in Northern California. She sat down with me in the gorgeous patio of a mutual friend's bed and breakfast in Sonoma County, and talked about her music and her life. Ziba will perform at Yoshi's in San Francisco on Sunday, August 21st, 2011.

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Multiple Personality Disorder

Tonight's concert was fantastic,,,

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Ziba Shirazi is a great entertainer, and the band was excellent.  Everything was beautiful. 

Nazy Kaviani

Thank you! (3)

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Dear Monda Jan and Bayramali Jan:

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your kind comments. I hope you guys are able to make it to Ziba's show tomorrow night or to her Story and Song show in Berkeley in September. Have a good weekend!


Beauty of passion and hard work...

by Monda on

Definitely merits Celebration... Beautiful coverage Nazy jan! 

naagofteh namaanad: There are also some seriously professional shots in of Ziba khanom in there.


دست مریزاد


نازی جان عالی مثل همیشه

ممنون از گزارش تصویری و اطلاعات داده شده. بیصبرانه منتظر این یکشنبه هستم


 Will do, Nazy jan. I will

by vildemose on

 Will do, Nazy jan. I will check out her website.

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." Robert Browning in 'Ceuciaja'

Nazy Kaviani

Thank you! (2)

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Dear Kind MPD:

Yes, it does look like a work of art, doesn't it? I really should start disowning my family slowly until Thanksgiving, so that I can accept Ziba's invitation for Thanksgiving dinner! I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Dear Vildi Jan:

Thank you for your very kind comment. Please promise you will catch Ziba Shirazi during one of her Story and Song performances if she comes near where you live (she travels extensively for this one-woman show), and then share your reflections on her with the rest of us. I just know you will agree with me about her! Thank you again.

Dear Dr. Saadat Nouri:

Thank you for visiting my humble offering and for your kind comment.

M. Saadat Noury

Dear Miss Nazy Kaviani

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# 8: "They would say, 'Ziba should sing for us' & I would step forward to entertain the crowd." reminded me of the glorious days of the homeland and those beautiful Iranian Traditions and very thoughtful Persian Cultures. Thanks. 


Nazy jaAn: Thank you for

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Nazy jaAn: Thank you for your relentless quest for seeing beauty everywhere and in everyone. How do you do it? How are your inspired 24/7?? Can we clone you or bottle your enthusiam for life?? 

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." Robert Browning in 'Ceuciaja'

Multiple Personality Disorder

Beautiful Photo Essay, as usual,,,

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The dinner table in picture #40 looks like a piece of art.  If I were invited to that kind of a feast I wouldn't be able to make up my mind, whether to eat the food or keep on enjoying the beauty of the arrangement.

The last time Ziba Shirazi performed at the fundraiser I was there also, and you are right, there is something about her performance that makes me want to go back again.  I'll make sure I won't miss the concert this Sunday either.

Thank you for this wonderful photo essay.  The pictures, the interview, Ziba's outlook on life, and the storytelling are all excellent.

Nazy Kaviani

شراب جان!

Nazy Kaviani

از مهر و محبت شما بسیار ممنونم! دل من برای شما تنگ شد! آنقدر گرفتار شده ام که وقتی برای حال و احوال و سر زدن به نویسنده های مورد علاقه ام پیدا نمیشود و این فقط مایۀ ملال است و بس! امیدوارم حمل بر بی معرفتی نشود!

امیدوارم امروز سایۀ درخت بزرگی تو را برای دقایقی در بر بگیرد و خنک کند.

امیدوارم جام شراب سرخی امشب تو را به سرزمین های دوردست ببرد و تخیلت داستانهای زیبا بزاید. (یک بشقاب پنیر اسپانیایی هم کنارش باشد!)

امیدوارم سفر و گزارش ات به خیر بگذرد.

مرا عهدی است با جانان که تا جان در بدن دارم
هواداران کویش را چو جان خویشتن دارم

Nazy Kaviani

Thank you!

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Anahid Jan,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I think as an entertainer, Ziba's best characteristic is her stage presence. I'm so glad you have seen her on stage and can verify this! Thank you also for your encouraging words for me. Photo essays are a lot of work (a lot!). They take days to prepare and put together. I am so glad when I see them viewed and occasionally appreciated! Thank you!

Esfand Jan,

It was sharbat-e sekanjebin with cucumber grind! Yummy, I miss it already! That Faramarz Khodayari is such a good host! Thanks for visiting and always supporting me Esfand Jan.

Red Wine


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نازی خانم جانِ  عزیز،مثلِ  همیشه از مُصاحبه و عکس‌ها لذّت بردیم.هر گاه که مطالبِ  شما را میبینیم،احساسِ  شَعّف کرده و حسی خودِمانی به خود می‌‌گیریم،کارِ  شما خیلی‌ حرفه یی هست،هر بار که به این صفحه میاییم،شما جزوِ  اوّلین افرادی هستید که مطالِبتان را دنبال می‌کنیم (با این همه سفر و کارهایِ  روزمَره و که دیگر خود دانید که گرفتاری تمامی ندارد!) .

دستتان درد نکند و کاش دیگران از زحماتِ  شما درس گیرند و اندکی‌ به خود آیند.

ارادتمندِ  شما (چه امروز،چه دیروز و چه فردا)

شرابِ  قرمز (مشغول تهیه گزارش..مادرید،اِسپانیا،آماده برایِ  شرکت در جشنِ  پاپ بِندیکت شانزدهم،هوا ۴۴ درجه سانتیگراد، شبها بیش از ۲۲º)

Esfand Aashena

Interesting! is that cucumber juice you guys are drinking?!

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Or is it melon juice or khake-shir?!   

Everything is sacred

Anahid Hojjati

thanks Nazy jan for writing about Ziba Shirazi

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Ziba is so talented and so real. I first saw her performance in April 2009 concert and her performance was not only the best of performances  that night but one of the best that I have seen from an Iranian artist in a concert. As you noted in your photo essay, she interacts very well with the audience. It was great to read how she got her start and how her career has progressed. 

Dear Nazy, I love the photo essays that you do about musicians where you let us know how they have got to this stage of their career. Thanks so much for your photo essays.