Rumi Turns 800

Deepak Ram
Deepak Ram

It’s east meets, um, east next Thursday at the Sackler Gallery in the heart of the nation’s capital.

The museum is celebrating Rumi’s 800th birthday and will feature famed Turkish fiddle (“kemenche”) master Neva Özgen in concert with Deepak Ram—a Bansari flutist and student of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. The performance will draw “upon the Sufi repertoire inspired by the poet” and is to take place at 7:30PM on April 12th in the Meyer Auditorium. The show is free and open to the public, but swing by (at least!) an hour beforehand to snag tickets. Go here for details.

Özgen and Ram then head to Boston for a repeat performance on Sunday (they’re calling it: “Seher – Sufi Music from Turkey and India”). Tickets are available online.

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April 5, 2007
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