Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sufi mysticism shines through

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A.
Saturday, April 14, 2007


Omar Faruk Tekbilek will bring his Sufi music stylings to the Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, on Thursday, April 16.

One of the world's most recognizable Middle Eastern musicians, Tekbilek has collaborated with everyone from ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker to tabla master Trilok Gurtu.

Omar Faruk’s music is rooted in tradition, but has been influenced by contemporary sounds. He views his approach as “cosmic” and his commitment to music runs deep. The four corners of his creativity emanates mysticism, folklore, romance, and imagination. Like Omar Faruk himself, his music symbolizes diversity-in-unity.

Sufi mysticism shines through all of his songs, so prepare yourself for a spiritual musical evening.
The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will cost you $15.

Visit http://www.riotheatre.com/ for details

Visit Omar Faruk website for samples of music.

2 comments:

Jameson Penn; djconnor said...

Greetings!

I was turned onto sufi by my hindi coworker and must admit I do not know very much about the beautiful music.

I would like to become much more familiar with sufi music- could you please suggest some websites, musicians that would be a good start?

Thanks,

Jameson Penn aka djconnor
http://mookie1510.podomatic.com

Marina Montanaro said...

Salaam Jameson,
if you go through this blog you will find many articles about Sufi music. They will be a good introduction.

Among best voices are Abida Parveen and Kailash Kher, who usually sing lyrics from the Punjabi Sufi poet Bullet Shah (d. 1757).

Try also this CD: "Without you" | Masters of Persian Music | Mohammad Reza Shajarian

And of course, go to:
http://www.uga.edu/islam/IslArt.html

Have a soulful trip!

Regards,
Marina (editor)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sufi mysticism shines through
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A.
Saturday, April 14, 2007


Omar Faruk Tekbilek will bring his Sufi music stylings to the Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, on Thursday, April 16.

One of the world's most recognizable Middle Eastern musicians, Tekbilek has collaborated with everyone from ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker to tabla master Trilok Gurtu.

Omar Faruk’s music is rooted in tradition, but has been influenced by contemporary sounds. He views his approach as “cosmic” and his commitment to music runs deep. The four corners of his creativity emanates mysticism, folklore, romance, and imagination. Like Omar Faruk himself, his music symbolizes diversity-in-unity.

Sufi mysticism shines through all of his songs, so prepare yourself for a spiritual musical evening.
The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will cost you $15.

Visit http://www.riotheatre.com/ for details

Visit Omar Faruk website for samples of music.

2 comments:

Jameson Penn; djconnor said...

Greetings!

I was turned onto sufi by my hindi coworker and must admit I do not know very much about the beautiful music.

I would like to become much more familiar with sufi music- could you please suggest some websites, musicians that would be a good start?

Thanks,

Jameson Penn aka djconnor
http://mookie1510.podomatic.com

Marina Montanaro said...

Salaam Jameson,
if you go through this blog you will find many articles about Sufi music. They will be a good introduction.

Among best voices are Abida Parveen and Kailash Kher, who usually sing lyrics from the Punjabi Sufi poet Bullet Shah (d. 1757).

Try also this CD: "Without you" | Masters of Persian Music | Mohammad Reza Shajarian

And of course, go to:
http://www.uga.edu/islam/IslArt.html

Have a soulful trip!

Regards,
Marina (editor)