The Story of Jamshid, An Epic From Shahnameh
Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 5:30 pm
Meridian Arts Centre
Morshed (Master) Saghi Aghili learned Naqqali (story-performing) with Morshed Davoud Fathalibeygi, Morshed Valiollah Torabi, and Sasan Mehrpouyan.
Aghili has collaborated with Beyzaie, Moheb-Ahari, and Charmshir in different projects.
In addition to performing Naqqali in Persian, Turkish, and English in Iran, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Canada and USA, she has participated in more than 100 stage performances, TV series, and feature films.
Aghili’s notable accomplishments include: teaching Naqqali to youth and adults; cooperating in registering Naqqali as a cultural heritage in UNESCO; founding Naqqali Centre in Toronto; performing a Naqqali titled “300” in Iran and Italy to protest against the fictitious Hollywood film 300 (dir. Zack Snyder,) which some consider as an insult to the Iranian and world history.