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'''A multi-art, multi-media event... '''
 
'''A multi-art, multi-media event... '''
  
'''[http://www.events.ualberta.ca/details.cfm?ID_event=12977 8:00 PM, Saturday November 24], in [http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1&sector=2&feature=35 Convocation Hall], on the University of Alberta campus
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'''[http://www.events.ualberta.ca/details.cfm?ID_event=12977 8:00 PM, Saturday November 24, 2007], in [http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/index.cfm?campus=1&sector=2&feature=35 Convocation Hall], on the University of Alberta campus
 
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''Admission is free'''''
 
''Admission is free'''''
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Presented by the [http://www.fwalive.ualberta.ca Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology]
  
 
[[Image:hatemimevlana.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Rumi by [[Haydar Hatemi]]]]
 
[[Image:hatemimevlana.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Rumi by [[Haydar Hatemi]]]]
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         How it sings of separation...
 
         How it sings of separation...
  
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'''Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
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Born 800 years ago,  September 30, 1207, in Balkh (in present-day Afghanistan)
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<br> Died  December 17, 1273, in Konya (in present-day Turkey)'''
  
  
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* music in the sound of Rumi's poetry
 
* music in the sound of Rumi's poetry
 
* music as metaphor in Rumi's poetry  
 
* music as metaphor in Rumi's poetry  
* musical settings of Rumi's poetry
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* Rumi's poetry as musical performance
* music as a metaphor for the performance of all mystical love texts
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* the musical performance of all mystical love poetry
* music as a metaphor for the ritual experience of Rumi's poetry, for Rumi as Mevlana, as saint
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* the ritual experience of Rumi's poetry, of Rumi himself
* music as a metaphor for mystical experience and spirituality generally
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* songs of love and longing
* music as a metaphor for the harmonious workings of the cosmos, the counterpoint of micro/macrocosm, the mutual whirling of human and universe...
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* the ecstasy of music  
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* the harmonious spinning of the universe, the mutual whirling of human being and cosmos...
  
  
 
'''The concert is...'''
 
'''The concert is...'''
  
* Dance-recitations, performed by Geha Gonthier: the poetry of Rumi, and other mystical poets...with musical accompaniment on tar, nay, violin
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* Dance-recitations, performed by Geha Gonthier: the poetry of Rumi, and other mystical poets...with musical accompaniment on tar, nay, violin, and tabla by Steven Byrne, Michael Frishkopf, Niyati Dhokai, and Ojas Joshi
  
* Rumi recitations, performed by Saleem Qureshi, with musical accompaniment on sarangi, nay
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* Rumi recitations, performed by Saleem Qureshi, with musical accompaniment on sarangi and nay, by Regula Qureshi, Vinod  Bhardwaj, and Michael Frishkopf
  
* The Indian Music Ensemble  
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* The Indian Music Ensemble, directed by Sharmila Mathur
  
* Kreisha Oro
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* Original Compositions by Kreisha Oro with vocal accompaniment by Haley Nelson
  
* Songs of love, from The Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble  
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* Songs of love, from The Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble, directed by Michael Frishkopf
  
 
* The poetry of Rumi, sung by Mehdi Samadi, Persian classical musician
 
* The poetry of Rumi, sung by Mehdi Samadi, Persian classical musician
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* The poetry of Rumi, performed by Najva Persian music ensemble
 
* The poetry of Rumi, performed by Najva Persian music ensemble
  
* Ecstatic music and dance from the West African Music Esemble
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* Ecstatic music and dance from the West African Music Esemble, directed by Robert Kpogo

Latest revision as of 11:01, 30 October 2013

A multi-art, multi-media event...

8:00 PM, Saturday November 24, 2007, in Convocation Hall, on the University of Alberta campus

Admission is free

Presented by the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology

       Listen to the reed and the tale it tells,
       How it sings of separation...


Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

Born 800 years ago, September 30, 1207, in Balkh (in present-day Afghanistan)
Died December 17, 1273, in Konya (in present-day Turkey)


The music of Rumi is...

  • the song of the reed flute, nay
  • music in the sound of Rumi's poetry
  • music as metaphor in Rumi's poetry
  • Rumi's poetry as musical performance
  • the musical performance of all mystical love poetry
  • the ritual experience of Rumi's poetry, of Rumi himself
  • songs of love and longing
  • the ecstasy of music
  • the harmonious spinning of the universe, the mutual whirling of human being and cosmos...


The concert is...

  • Dance-recitations, performed by Geha Gonthier: the poetry of Rumi, and other mystical poets...with musical accompaniment on tar, nay, violin, and tabla by Steven Byrne, Michael Frishkopf, Niyati Dhokai, and Ojas Joshi
  • Rumi recitations, performed by Saleem Qureshi, with musical accompaniment on sarangi and nay, by Regula Qureshi, Vinod Bhardwaj, and Michael Frishkopf
  • The Indian Music Ensemble, directed by Sharmila Mathur
  • Original Compositions by Kreisha Oro with vocal accompaniment by Haley Nelson
  • Songs of love, from The Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble, directed by Michael Frishkopf
  • The poetry of Rumi, sung by Mehdi Samadi, Persian classical musician
  • The poetry of Rumi, performed by Najva Persian music ensemble
  • Ecstatic music and dance from the West African Music Esemble, directed by Robert Kpogo