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Amir Vahab & Ensemble with The Daf Caravan.


A Rumi Night of Music and Poetry
Amir Vahab & Ensemble with The Daf Caravan
To coincide with the exhibition Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan, Amir Vahab will perform songs selected from the poetry of the great Sufi Masters, Rumi and Hafez. The ensemble will also perform lively folk and traditional music from Persian and Turkish traditions using authentic musical instruments of the region, featuring the ethereal sounding Ney (mystical reed flute), Tanbur (ancient three-stringed long-necked lute), Saz (seven-stringed long neck lute), Daf (large frame drum associated with Sufi rituals), Dohol (Double-headed folk drum used most often in celebrations) and Tombak (Persian goblet drum). Presented in cooperation with Asia Society & Museum.
Friday, November 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m.*

Tickets: $20 for Non-Members; $15 for Morgan and Asia Society Members
* The exhibition Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.
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Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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