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Whirling dervishes to accompany "Shams" band in Sadabad

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Iranian band "Shams" accompanied by several dervishes from Konya will be giving a performance at the Sadabad Palace on August 28-30.

In a press conference held at the House of Music on Tuesday conductor Keikhosro Purnazeri gave details about the concert.

He said, "The program will be divided into two sections and will include some new pieces and a selection of our previous works. Devishes from Konya will also be performing the ritual sama dance during the concert."

"Since UNESCO has designated 2007 "The Year of Rumi" to mark the 800th birth anniversary of this mystic and poet, we felt the necessity to hold a concert to echo Rumi's thoughts in his birth land, Iran," he added.

He went on to say that two musicians from Armenia, a cellist and a harpist, have also been invited to accompany the band.

Vocal pieces based on Rumi's poetry along with the musical compositions "For You", "Rain", "Sareban" (Camel Driver)" and "Saqi" will feature in the concert

... Payvand News - 8/15/07 ... --

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