The American Sufi Music Project is an exploration and celebration of the connection between original Sufi compositions and improvised Jazz. Featuring readings of Rumi poetry and traditional Sufi dancers (Whirlers). This will be an evening of genres mixing, improvisation, and rhythmic music. Including readings of Rumi poetry from Ruby Pinto.
This evening’s music includes instruments from across the near east including Ney, Kemenche, Frame Drums, Fretless electric guitar, and U Bass. The compositions feature subtle ornamentation and striving improvisations. And with a touch of jazz, there is a sense of East-meets-West that contemporizes the music.
Based in New York City, the American Sufi Project seeks to transmit through music and art, a taste of divine love. The term ‘Sufism’ encapsulates hundreds of communities across the globe all united by a simple intention – to elevate consciousness, purify the heart and connect people with a greater love and higher power.
Jeff Berman (Percussion)
Gabriel Marin (Guitar)
This program is part of the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest ’22). Learn more about the LitFest lineup.
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