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American Sufi Music Project

September 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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. 

Featured Musicians:

Tomchess (Multi-instrumentalist/composer)
Jeff Berman (Percussion)
Gabriel Marin (Guitar) 

Featured dancers

Lale Sayoko
Tomomi Kawai


This program is part of the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest ’22). Learn more about the LitFest lineup.

About your visit:

Remember you can dine at the in-house restaurant 40 North before, during, or after the show. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-1111 to make a reservation. 

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September 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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City of Asylum
(412) 435-1110
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40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15212United States
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