Falsa

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!

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Falsa at Ragas Live Festival New York!

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)
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Hosted by the acclaimed BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE, FALSA (falsamusic.com) is honored to perform for the first time in New York's annual Ragas Live Festival! FALSA set is on SUN Oct 7th at 1 PM!

Ragas Live is an epic 24-hour, 24-set festival featuring over 60 world-class musicians. A celebration of what The New York Times calls β€œthe Raga Renaissance, flowering in Brooklyn,” the event features both traditional Indian Classical music and contemporary cross-cultural collaborations. 

FULL LINEUP AND SCHEDULE HERE!
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