The weather may be nippy at these outdoor-garden events, but isn’t it time we generated a little heat within? That is on offer as the indefatigable Yuval Ron invites our attendance at Rumi’s Wedding Night. Yuval, a master of the Middle Eastern lute, the oud, assembles a troupe of players for evenings of sacred music punctuated by the sight of a whirling dervish. It looks like the event includes poetry recitation as well.
Banafsheh Sayyad – Whirling, Farsi poetry
Misaq Eshaghi – Kamanche, Tombak, Daf
Jamie Papish – Daf, Dhol
Yuval Ron – Oud and Musical Director
An evening of music of the soul, sacred movement prayer from the heart, life-transforming stories and poetry in celebration of Rumi’s Sheb e Arus. The 13th century Sufi master and poet Jalaluddin Rumi wished for a celebration on the day he parted this world and united with the Beloved.
I like what Yuval does. He is a devoted performer, bringing people together and tapping a sensitive spot that connects listeners ears and souls. He is a composer, record producer, touring and performance artist, peace activist, author and educator, who began playing the oud with the Bedouin tribes in the Sinai desert. He has worked with Turkish, Iraqi-Israeli, Palestinian and Armenian master-musicians. His style of playing is also influenced by Gypsy-Flamenco, Andalusian, blues and jazz music.
The performance has two venue options, one in Studio City, the other in West Los Angeles. Bring your warm-wear, your warm blanket, and your warm heart.