01 Jan 2014 WAALM - Music for Humanity, 'Walk in Style'
Walk in Style: A message song for victims of bullying. One song, One message and Many voices.
Singers from more than 15 nationalities of 5 continents are united to address bullying.
Lyricist: Mosi Dorbayani - Conducted and facilitated by: WAALM
Project's Website: http://musicforhumanity.wix.com/walkinstyle
21 Sep 2013 WAALM Podcast Version 1
29 Oct 2011 WAALM Facilitates Dialogue Through Music
Vocals: WAALM award winning Maestro Sattar and Maestra Kagawa
Ai Gochio Addio / A Time for Us , A Duet in Italian and English
Vocals: Leonardo and WAALM Award Winning, Maestro Sattar
Simin Bari, A Duet in Persian and Turkish
Vocals: WAALM Award Winning, Maestro Sattar and Ersin Faikzade
In recognition of contribution and support given to African Communities and to WAALM, the Organiser of the International 'Empower Africa' Conference, the following dignitaries are conferred the 1st WAALM - Philanthropy Awards in the city of Plymouth, England.
To find out more click HERE
To learn more about the conference click HERE 1,
15th March 2010
International "Empower" Conference Series
WAALM is planning to conduct series of International Conferences in title of "Empower" on various topics, addressing global issues.
8th Feb 2010
ERIC JERPE, THE WAALM AWARD WINNER IN LITERATURE PASSED AWAY!
Eric was honored by WAALM in 2008 and received the Persian Golden Lioness Award in Literature for Best Short Story, Fantasy, "The Return of Scherazade".
Eric passed away yesterday, he was a remarkable soul, who was burdened by several very difficult disabilities, and yet he achieved a great deal. He should be valued and extolled as a great example of a fine human being. In deed this is a great loss and the WAALM Academy has lost a remarkable member.
For Eric's bio and his accepting award speech click HERE
Further Info: WAALM - Diplomatic Journal
30th July 2009
THE FIRST EVER SCHOOL OF CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
After the success story of WAALM 2008 and its remarkable achievements in
Promoting Cultural Diplomacy, WAALM have decided to form the first ever
School of Cultural Diplomacy to assist turning interested individuals and
Organisations into true Cultural Diplomats. WAALM - School of Cultural
Diplomacy will initially offer further and continuing education online. For
more information click HERE
30th Aug 2008
LONDON HOSTING THE WAALM 2008
It is now confirmed that WAALM 2008 will be conducted in London,
UK. Awardees from 11 nationalities will be hosted for a 2-day event.
35 Awards will be conferred, and many officials and dignitaries including
officials from the United States Embassy in London will attend the
event. For further News on WAALM 2008 click HERE
30th July 2008
A MAJOR ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
The Founders of WAALM have decided to separate WAALM from
"In order to reduce the workload from IFSI and assist
Self-funding of WAALM; we see it better for WAALM to become an
independent entity, a non-for-profit company yet acting as the
awarding body of Persian Golden Lioness Awards. Also, with view to
the current economical climate we have decided to run WAALM
bi-annually or whenever there is sufficient funds."
Said Prof. Dorbayani
1st June 2008
CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT
After touring the United States and carefully evaluating all the elements
involved, the founders of WAALM were not convinced that the Artistic and Cultural
Communities in the US, LA in particular were up to the job to fully support a
WAALM International event. Reservation on WAALM's budget and
visa obstacles for awardees from Europe and Middle East were among other
factors for WAALM to postpone its event in the US until further notice.
08th May 2007
WAALM® TOURS THE UNITED STATES
Following the numerous requests of conducting the next Persian Golden Lioness Awards® in the United States and as part of an official business trip to the US
Dr. Dorbayani and Dr. Marjan Abdi, the Founders of WAALM - Persian Golden Lioness Awards® met with Mr. Jimmy Delshad, the honorable Mayor of Beverly Hills in California.
During this official meeting both parties examined the possibilities of running the next Persian Golden Lioness Awards® in the US and Mayor Delshad expressed that WAALM® will have his support, and he would be delighted to see next ceremony conducted there. Mayor Delshad who had viewed the WAALM's event of 2006 on DVD, said: "I found Persian Golden Lioness Awards® very classy."
He also made a few recommendations on the possible locations in BH and other cities in the US. In this meeting Dr. Dorbayani conferred Mayor Delshad with a medal of Excellence from International Further Studies Institute -IFSI® for his efforts and endeavor for the Persian community in Diaspora.
Founders of WAALM® are also studying LA, New York City and Washington DC as possible candidate cities for the next or future events.
The WAALM Founders were also invited for an interview with Andisheh TV® hosted by legendary actor and director, Parviz Kardan.
27th April 2007
VOA INTERVIEW WITH WAALM FOUNDERS
Dr. Dorbayani and Dr. Marjan Abdi are the guests of Voice of America VOA TV, A Round Table with You, talking about Persians' report card and activities in Europe and Diaspora in Parsi language.
We were just informed that Mrs. Mahasti the renowned Persian Pop and Classic Vocal Artist is hospitalized in Dubai for having an extended cancer. Mahasti who traveled to Dubai for a Persian New Year concert along with Sattar and Golpa, regretfully couldn't make it up the stage and was rushed to the hospital. Our hearts and minds are with her and we all pray for her speedy recovery. Mahasti was one of our Academy Award winners in 2005.
19 March 2007
WHEN THE NEW AWARDEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED?
The Application Forms for the nominating candidates for the 3rd annual awards were sent to the Memebers of the WAALM Academy and they are expected to deliver their nominations by the end of March 2007. Once the nomination forms were received, the WAALM Moderation Team will start their studies and select the awardees of 2007. The official list of awardees in 2007 will be posted here by the second week of May.
REQUESTS FOR OTHER RECOGNITIONS AND VALIDATIONS
Following your countless emails requesting us to add other types of awards into our course of conduct and goodwill practice, we are happy to inform you that the Executive Founders have granted this and soon 3 new types of Recognitions will be introduced in addition to the annual awards in Arts, Literature, and Media. Learn more HERE
28 February 2007
WAALM ON WORLD TOUR!
Following the huge success of WAALM 2nd annual awards in 2006 plenty of overwhelming messages were received asking WAALM to tour at least one of its future ceremonies. While the officials of WAALM expressed their appreciation in this regards; they promised to consider it for the WAALM's 5th annual awards. Post your comments HERE
WHO WILL HOST THE 3rd WAALM AWARDS?
The discussion on who shall host the 3rd annual awards began in last November.
The past two annual awards were hosted by Dr. Marjan Abdi who indeed made a remarkable job but on the recommendation of Dr. Abdi herself, WAALM is in process of nominating new hosts. "While nomination is in progress, re-appointing Marjan to host the 3rd annual awards shall remain an option." said Prof. Dorbayani, Founder of WAALM. Post your comments HERE
THREE CATEGORIES; THREE SPLENDID NIGHTS
The Executive Founders and their team of advisors are examining the possibilities of having the different categories of WAALM Awards on separated nights. In principal there are three major categories of Arts, Literature, and Media and by allocating a complete night per category, WAALM could allow each category to expand in its size, number of awards, and media coverage independently from one another. If this gets approved, you shall expect a three-night splendid black tie and red carpet receptions. Post your comments HERE