|Kurdish poet Sherko Bekas commemorated in Tehran||
Bekas left his homeland due to political pressure from the Iraqi regime in 1986. He lived in exile in Sweden from 1987 to 1992. He died of cancer in Stockholm.
Vocalist Shahram Nazeri, director/actor Qotbeddin Sadeqi, scholar Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi, and poet Alireza Qazveh were among the participants at the ceremony.
Nazeri performed several songs and also delivered a brief speech at the event.
Kazzazi regarded Bekas as an individual who promoted Kurdish poetry and opened new vistas for the literature of Kurdistan.
Sadeqi also made a short speech and said that it was in 1976 when he heard the name of Sherko.
“I could also relate to works of other Kurdish poets through Sherko. I always respected him, though I had not met him. It was in 1979 after I read his ‘Valley of Butterflies’ that believed in his creativity,” Sadeqi added.
The ceremony continued with screening music videos and performances by a Kurdish ensemble.
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