14th Century Sufi Chamber Fusion Ensemble

Falsa is a New York based Sufi music ensemble that began in Philadelphia in 2013 and has since established a strong following on the East Coast.  The instrumentation of vocal, harmonium, electric bass VI, Spanish guitar, drum set, tabla, Carnatic violin, and trumpet brings traditional melodies into a modern context in a way that is at times meditative and, at others, explosive. The lyrical content comes from the likes of classic poets Amir Khusrau, Rumi and Hafez, who touched on something essential to human existence in their writings, something that becomes even more palpable to the audience as singer Umer Piracha offers brief, soulful translations between songs. The overall feeling of a Falsa performance is that of virtuosity and transcendence.

Umer Piracha on Vocals, accompanied by Siddharth Ashokkumar on Carnatic Violin, Tom Deis and Paul Arendt on Guitars/Harmonium, Adam Hershberger on Trumpet, Roshni Samlal on Tabla, 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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Mishana Yoga Launch Party: Falsa performing live!

  • Rigby Mansion 523 East Church Lane Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)
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Celebrating the launch of Mishana Yoga & Wellness!!!
You are invited to a magical afternoon of connecting with yourself and your community through music, movement, meditation, and munchies.
Falsa will share their transcendent sound vibrations live at noon as Mare Bear guides conscious meditative movement with dance, sounding, and breath. This all-levels practice is accessible to everyone. We hope you join us to experience this divine collaboration!

*** Please arrive before 11:45 to participate in class, or after 1:30 for the community picnic ***
11: Arrival, tours, refreshments
Noon: Class begins with live music from Falsa
1:30: Picnic

* A blanket or towel for relaxing on the grass. Chairs will also be available for seating. No yoga mat needed.
* A cash donation to show gratitude to the amazing musicians.

TRAVEL VIA SEPTA -- We'll pick you up from the station
Broad Street Line is FREE that day! Take it to Olney station, 5600 N. Broad Street, for 11:15 arrival.
Or, take Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail to Germantown station, 150 E. Chelten Ave., for 11:20 arrival.
* To arrange pick-up, Facebook message Mishana Yoga or email mishanayoga@gmail.com