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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Upcoming Shows/Debut Album Release This Summer!


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We are nearly finished mixing/mastering our debut album! We've loved this process (the real cosmic sense of the word LOVE) and dying to share it with you who made it possible! Come see us on these confirmed dates for upcoming Falsa shows/progress on album release (please check back for updates to fb events and our website falsamusic.com for details and more shows this summer!) Thank you.

SUN May 20th 7:00 PM: The famed Rittenhouse Soundworks Philadelphia!

SAT May 26th 7:30 PM : The Owl Music ParlorBrooklyn NY, w/ the amazing Grammy-nominatedInnov Gnawa!

FRI Jun 1st 9:00 PM: Rosekill Hudson Valley NY w/the wonderful experimental folk artist Ora Cogan.

FRI Jun 8th 8:00 PM: Ora Cogan // Forêt Endormie // Falsa The Apohadion Theater, Portland Maine.

TUE Jun 19th 8:00 PM: The Rotunda w/ the prolific Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble, Philadelphia.

FRI Jul 20th 7:00 PM: JULFEST2018 at 11th/Green St (Secret Garden at Green) Philadelphia hosted by the ever warm Rachel Attebery, Philadelphia.

SUN Aug 12th 6:00 PM: Golden Hour Concert SeriesGermantown Kitchen Garden Farm Stand and Plant Nursery w/ Jacopo De Nicola!, Philadelphia.

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