Date & Time
Amir Vahab and Ensemble, with The Daf Caravan
Amir Vahab has been described by The New York Times as an “ambassador for a silenced music.” One of NYC’s most celebrated composer/vocalists of Sufi and folk music, he sings in the evocative, traditional Persian style which embodies millennia of mystical tradition.
This evening, Amir Vahab (www.tanbour.org) and ensemble will perform songs selected from the poetry of the great Suﬁ masters Rumi and Haﬁz and other legendary mystical poets—to transport us to 13th century Persia with all its beauty and exoticism. The ensemble will also perform lively traditional music from Persian, Turkish, Kurdish and other sources featuring the mystical reed ﬂute, ancient lutes, and the daf drum. The concert concludes with a dynamic drumming performance that echoes the universal heartbeat of existence.
AN EVENING PERFORMANCE
Saturday, May 7, 8pm
Members: $35 / Nonmembers: $40
New York Open Center