Persian Night of Love Songs and Poetry with Amir Vahab

The People's Forum
320 West 37th Street

Amir Vahab's repertoire is grounded in traditional Persian poetry and music that he believes is part of the global heritage, and needs to be both taught and preserved. Performed in multiple languages, the evening concert-talk will weave together spok... more

Amir Vahab's repertoire is grounded in traditional Persian poetry and music that he believes is part of the global heritage, and needs to be both taught and preserved. Performed in multiple languages, the evening concert-talk will weave together spoken word and songs set to 13th-14th century poetry from Rumi, Hafiz and Yunus Emre. “Music should be so powerful such that one is powerlessly dragged to the unknown. It should invade the listener’s mind to the point of losing awareness.” — Amir Vahab Described by the New York Times as an "ambassador for a silenced music", Amir Vahab is one of New York City's most commemorated deliverers of Near Eastern folk, traditional and Sufi music and poetry. Educated in London and at the University of Paris with a focus on engineering and linguistics, Amir Vahab formed his ensemble in the U. S. upon his arrival here in 1981. Since then he has been an entrepreneur, lectured at NYU (for 30+ years) and many other universities, taught private classes, led drumming, whirling, calligraphy and poetry workshops, composed eclectic music for theatre and film and been recognized for his performances worldwide. His work seeks to bridge an understanding betw... more

Amir Vahab's repertoire is grounded in traditional Persian poetry and music that he believes is part of the global heritage, and needs to be both taught and preserved. Performed in multiple languages, the evening concert-talk will weave together spoken word and songs set to 13th-14th century poetry from Rumi, Hafiz and Yunus Emre.
“Music should be so powerful such that one is powerlessly dragged to the unknown. It should invade the listener’s mind to the point of losing awareness.” — Amir Vahab
Described by the New York Times as an "ambassador for a silenced music", Amir Vahab is one of New York City's most commemorated deliverers of Near Eastern folk, traditional and Sufi music and poetry. Educated in London and at the University of Paris with a focus on engineering and linguistics, Amir Vahab formed his ensemble in the U. S. upon his arrival here in 1981. Since then he has been an entrepreneur, lectured at NYU (for 30+ years) and many other universities, taught private classes, led drumming, whirling, calligraphy and poetry workshops, composed eclectic music for theatre and film and been recognized for his performances worldwide. His work seeks to bridge an understanding between different cultures while inspiring his students and audiences to appreciate the tradition embodied by classical instruments and their relevance to contemporary sound. Like the man himself, Mr. Vahab's music symbolizes diversity in unity. More information on his work can be found at amirvahab.com and tanbour.org or email [email protected]
Tickets are $15 online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persian-night-of-love-songs-and-poetry-with-amir-vahab-and-ensemble-tickets-86712378057


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Persian Night of Love Songs and Poetry with Amir Vahab

Persian Night of Love Songs and Poetry with Amir Vahab
01/23/2020 07:00 PM
Thu, January 23
7:00PM
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320 West 37th Street, New York, New York 10018

The People's Forum

320 West 37th Street
New York, New York 10018
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January 23, Thursday 7:00PM
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