Sunday, December 4, 2016 | A NIGHT OF PERSIAN SUFI MUSIC with Pejman Tadayon Sufi Ensemble | 7:00 PM | Advance Tickets: $20

Music is the art of arts and the science of all sciences; and it contains the fountain of all knowledge within itself. 
–Hazrat Inayat Khan

Barbara Eramo: Lead Vocal, Ukulele
Pejman Tadayon: Oud, Kamanche, Vocal
Stefano Saletti: Buzuki, Oud, Vocal
Featuring: Giovanni Lo Cascio: Percussions

Pejman Tadayon’s ensemble merges the three disciplines that best express the essence of Sufism: music, dance and poetry. Persian Sufi music consists of devotional compositions inspired by the verses of mystic poets such as Rumi, Hafiz, and Sa’adi, among others. Music is also the basis of the Sema, the ceremony of the whirling dervishes. The beauty and sacredness of Sufi music and dance represent the yearning for union with the divine.

Pejman Tadayon is a musician, composer and painter. He is the director of the Pejman Tadayon Ensemble. He has released several music albums, including Universal Sufi Music. Pejman plays the oud, kamancheh, ney, daff, and setar. He is also an innovative painter and the creator of pittura sonora, paintings that are musical instruments with strings that can be played. Born in Esfahan, Iran, Pejman lives and creates in Rome, Italy.

Barbara Eramo is a classically trained opera singer and musician whose evocative melodies seek the expression of pure emotion. Barbara gave voice and sound to the inspiring mages of Emily Dickinson’s poems in her solo album “Emily.”

Stefano Saletti is a composer and musician of traditional Mediterranean music. He is a vocalist, a buzuki and an oud player. Together with Barbara Eramo, Stefano Saletti worked on Hector Zazou’s contemporary-Oriental version of I Feel Love song, featured on the Buddha Bar XIII compilation.

Many say that life entered the human body by the help of music, but the truth is that life itself is music.

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