Edison Ebrahimi was born in 1959 in Hamadan, Iran. As a teenager, he established an athletic youth group and Assyrian language classes in Hamadan. In 1979, he moved to Tehran and studied Steel Structures at the Technology Institute of Tehran. In 1986, he moved to Germany where he studied the German language under an intensive program. During his college years, he did volunteer work as a translator for Assyrian refugees for Caritas in Essen, Germany. In 1992,he moved to the USA and settled in San Jose, California where he resides in today with his wife and two daughters. Throughout his entire life, Edison has been very active in the local Assyrian community. He has always had a great deal of passion for Assyrian poetry and calligraphy.
In previous years, Edison have helped the Mesopotamian Night team with graphics, CD/DVD cover designs, posters and digital paintings. He also contributed his own Assyrian calligraphy and digital paintings for the event auction which have been a great source of income for the Assyrian Aid Society of America
“I am honored to be apart of the Mesopotamian Night project. As an artistic director among the talented Mesopotamian Night choir, orchestra, actors, producers and everyone else involved in this production,I strongly believe that art, especially the performing arts, can express how a community feels and can act as a plea to reach out to the whole world. By supporting this and such performances in the future, we can make the world listen and understand our adversities. All I can do for now is draw our pain with poems and paint it with hope.”