In a rare Vancouver appearance, Coleman Barks leads the audience on a journey through the life and works of Rumi. His recitations will be accompanied, as Sufi poetry often was, with music. On stage with Barks are a group of exceptional musicians. On the barbat (precursor to the Persian oud) is the foremost player of the instrument, Iranian musician Hossein Behroozinia. Behroozinia performed with Barks on his last Vancouver visit, almost a decade ago, at the Chan Centre. On sitar is maestro Mohamed Assani. The musicians will trace Rumi's own life journey, by playing music from Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.
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