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Sufi Songs: Crosscurrents in Persian and Turkish Classical Music

An evening of poetry, talk, and music with Amir Vahab and his Ensemble

Jul 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Amir Vahab and Ensemble

Musician and educator in Persian culture and traditional music Amir Vahab introduces the fundamental melodic and rhythmic modes as well as the primary instruments of the Persian and Ottoman classical traditions. He will be joined by his ensemble for a performance of classical Sufi poetry, including works by Rumi, Hafez, Baba Taher, and Yunus Emre.

Amir Alan Vahab is one of New York’s most celebrated and distinguished composer / vocalists of sufi and folk music. He has recorded seven albums and is currently teaching and lecturing private and group classes in universities, libraries, museums and cultural centers, and organizes music therapy and sound healing workshops.

Admission Free and open to the public Location Kray Hall Sponsored By City Lore and Poets House


Jul 13, 2016
7:00 pm
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