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.

Our debut album will be available this Summer 2018! Click Here to stay updated!

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

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FALSA @ AUGUSTFEST 2017

  • 1120 Green Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)

Described as "the cure for alienation" and "music that's not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence", Falsa is an amazing musical experience 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."
NPR NEWSWORKS story about the origins of Falsa (6 min audio segment at the top): http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/106263-philly-musician-umer-piracha-journeys-home-in-sufi-music

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