The poetry of Rumi is still as beautifully mysterious today as it was 800 years ago. The provocative, evocative Sufi master speaks in riddles spun from breathtaking imagery and profound observation, and one can only admire any musician courageous enough to attempt to translate the powerful complexity of his words into music. Persian musician/composer Hafez Nazeri has taken on that challenge, and the result is the acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project, a celebration of the 800th anniversary of Rumi. “I have an unstoppable personal quest to quiet the tensions of our times through music,” Nazeri explains. “I am the voice of a free and borderless generation.” Co-sponsored by National Geographic Live!, the project kicks off with the... More >>>
Shahram Nazeri joins his son on the Rumi Symphony Project.