Talfigh is a Persian word used for the attempt to globalize but maintain one’s original essence as well. Not to imitate, but to mix two “cultures,” ideals, etc., in a way that the result resembles neither and both at the same time. The following film captures Mohsen Namjoo’s attempt to find Blues in Iranian traditional music. This is called Talfigh. The movie is in Persian
Globalization Studies in an Urban World
The Center for Globalization Studies in an Urban World supports research and teaching on globalization — at Penn and beyond. It provides an annotated listing of current and accumulated data, projects-in-progress, and commentary, published and unpublished, accompanied by methodological and theoretical discussion.