14th Century Sufi Chamber Fusion Ensemble

14th century Sufi music, described as a "cure for alienation" and one that's "not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence". The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

Umer Piracha on Vocals, accompanied by Siddharth Ashokkumar on Carnatic Violin, Tom Deis and Paul Arendt on Guitars/Harmonium, Adam Hershberger on Trumpet, and Greg Foran on Percussion. To listen, please Click Here.

Our debut album is in the works and will be available soon! Click Here to stay updated!

NPR NEWSWORKS on the origins of Falsa.
WXPN Profile on Falsa.

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Falsa Live at A-Space!

  • A-Space Anarchist Community Center 4722 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
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Falsa will play an acoustic set after some light refreshments to welcome you to this wonderful safe space for ideas, engagement, and community!

To learn more please see the NPR NewsWorks story about how Falsa began and the experience that inspired the band's name: (6 min audio segment at the top): https://whyy.org/articles/philly-musician-umer-piracha-journeys-home-in-sufi-music/

The show starts at 8:00 pm with a suggested donation only and no one turned away for lack of funds. Let's come together this Sunday evening and connect in our communal space.