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: 14th Century Sufi Music under the Black Walnut Tree

Falsa @ The PassionFlower House (4813 Chester Ave)

Join us for an evening under the 100+ year old sacred Black Walnut Tree to celebrate with the band Falsa! The show starts at 8:00 pm with suggested donation of $10. No one turned away for lack of funds. Let's dance and connect in The Passionflower House garden.

"In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness" - David Foster Wallace, an inspiration for Falsa

Earlier Event: July 1
Performance at Ahimsa House!