Falsa

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

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

Upcoming Performances!

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Falsa Live at The BIB! w/ special guests Ensemble, et al

  • The BIB 818 North 64th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19151 United States (map)
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7:30 - Doors and light refreshments (inc. freshly baked bread courtesy of the host)!

8 - Live Music!
The music will be starting promptly at 8 and will be over at 10.

ensemble, et al. Brooklyn, New York
"The resonant, tonal palette of chimes, bells, and percussive ringing instruments effectively drum across the tight wire between post-punk textures, airport spaces, and the endless grass fields of the mind."
https://ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/

"Described as a 'cure for alienation' and 'music that's not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence', Falsa is rooted in 14th century Sufi music. The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings." www.falsamusic.com
NPR NewsWorks on Falsa: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/106263-philly-musician-umer-piracha-journeys-home-in-sufi-mus

BYOB :) Suggested donation only but no one turned away for lack of funds!

Earlier Event: October 15
Falsa Live at A-Space!
Later Event: December 3
Innov Gnawa with special guests Falsa!

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