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!

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

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Falsa at Franky Bradley's with special guests!

  • Franky Bradley's 1320 Chancellor Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
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Falsa is thrilled to welcome Hartford Hot Several Brass Band to Franky Bradley's mid-week dance party!
"Hartford needed a funky band to bring brass, ruckus, and joy to all the parties. In 2012, we set out to be that band. You remember how in the intro to The A-Team it said, "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire ... THE A-TEAM"? We're pretty much like that, provided that the problem you have is a lack of brass and ruckus!"

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.
Falsa on NPR WHYY: goo.gl/EZTM99

Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
21 and over
$15  - 
http://ticketf.ly/2DvV4j0

www.falsamusic.com
hartfordhotseveral.bandcamp.com/

Earlier Event: December 12
WPO + Falsa at Franky's

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