Arts at St. Johns. Apr 4th, 2009. 8:00 p.m. Hear the poetry of Rumi, dramatically spoken live by Peter Rogen in English and Amir Vahab in Farsi, accompanied by three wonderful Sufi musicians: Arsalaan playing the nay flute and harp, Osiris on frame drum and other percussions, and Amir on nay flute, tambour, and drums. The music of the nay flute and tambour is improvised ("taksim") in the authentic Turkish and Persian styles. The musicians may also provide spontaneous Sufi chanting to accompany some of the poems.
Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century mystical poet, has been America's best-selling poet for more than ten years. His books have sold more than a million copies in the U.S. Rumi's universal legacy – through his personal life, writings, and practices – is to live in peace, to serve the highest calling, to celebrate diversity, and to love all of God's creation without prejudice.
Arts at St. Johns
4760 Pinetree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140