Rumi at 800: Kazen Davoudian

Poetry in Song:
Rumi's Mystical Journey

Experience the mystical mood of a traditional Sufi assembly with Kazem Davoudian, the Iranian-born composer and virtuoso on the Persian santur (hammered dulcimer). He has appeared as solo performer and conductor at Wolftrap, the George Washington Masonic Temple, and the Kennedy Center. He is joined by the Afghan-born vocalist and harmonium virtuoso, Humayun Khan, a disciple of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, blending north Indian ragas with Persian Sufi ghazals; vocalist Lida Saeedian, who has performed throughout the United States; and percussionist Behfar Bahadoran.

Part of Rumi at 800, a day of music, poetry, special tours, and Persian and Turkish food celebrating the eight-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the poet and mystic Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi.

October 27, 2007 (Saturday) 12:00 P.M., Meyer Auditorium

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