Musical Performance & Dance: Pejman Tadayon Ensemble

Sat, March 17, 2018 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

The Pejman Tadayon Ensemble

In Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, music is considered the most sacred of all arts because it raises the human soul higher than external rituals. The Pejman Tadayon Ensemble merges 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. Featuring:

Pejman Tadayon | musician, composer, painter

Barbara Eramo | vocals

Stefano Saletti |composer, vocalist, buzuki, oud

Paola Garcia |Sufi Whirler

Tickets available at the door or online

$20 General Admission | $15 for Students and Seniors

Doors open at 7:30 pm

About the artists:

Pejman Tadayon 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 Isfahan, Iran, Pejman lives and creates in Rome, italy.

Barbara Eramo is a classically trained opera singer and musician whose evovactive melodies seek the expression of pure emotion. Barbara gave voice and sound to the inspiring images 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 worked on Hector Zazou's contemporary, Asian-influenced version of the song, I Feel Love, featured on Buddha Bar XIII compilation.

Sufi Whirler:

Paola Garcia is a New York-based Sufi dancer and member of UNESCO International Dance Council. She is a student of internationally renowned Persian choreographer and dance master Rana Gorgani. Paola has performed in different spaces in New York City, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Alwan for the Arts, Mana Contemporary, The Outlet Dance Project, and Brooklyn Studio for Dance. She is a writer and translator presently finishing a Master's in Islamic Studies at Columbia University.


Alwan for the Arts is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by an award of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Last updated: 2018-03-05 10:19:34

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