2015 Annual Conference of the Ibn 'Arabi Society USA

A Living Legacy: Ibn 'Arabi in Today's World

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In Concert: Amir Vahab

Friday, October 23, 2015

Venue: Presidential Rooms, Faculty House

6:15pm Doors open
6:45pm Welcome
7:00pm William C. Chittick: Ibn ‘Arabi: The Doorway into an Intellectual Tradition
7:45pm Selected readings from the poetry of Ibn 'Arabi in Arabic and English
8:00pm Concert

Amir VahabFriday night's ensemble concert will feature the talented and incomparable Amir Vahab.

The New York Times calls him the "ambassador for a silenced music." Honored as a peacemaker and virtuoso, Amir Vahab is one of New York’s most celebrated and distinguished composer / vocalists of sufi and folk music. The virtuosos of Amir weave fiery instrumentals and songs of the Historic lands of the Middle East and Central Asia; his work transcends political boundaries while maintaining traditional sensibilities in a way few artists can manage.

Amir Vahab's music is rooted in tradition, but has been influenced by contemporary sounds. Like Amir himself, his music symbolizes diversity-in-unity.

His performances have been recognized world wide and have inspired many music students. Amir Vahab is currently Teaching and lecturing private and group classes in universities, libraries, museums and cultural centers on the one hand, and organizes music therapy and sound healing workshops on the other. www.tanbour.org