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BOOKING & INFORMATION: amirvahab@gmail.com

Music Studio Location: Museum Mile, Upper East Side in Manhattan

PRESS ARTICLES

PUBLICITY

MUSIC CLASSES in studio or by Skype

 

VENUES

REPRESENTATIVE
LIBRARIES

New York Public Library Main Branch

DC Public Library 

Morgan Library and Museum

Los Angeles Public LIbrary

Houston Public Library

St. Louis Public Library

Full list available upon request

REPRESENTATIVE
MUSEUMS

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Smithsonian Institution, DC

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

Asia Society Museum, NYC

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Full list available upon request

Columbia University

Harvard University

Yale University

Princeton University

New York University

Duke University

Full list available upon request

REPRESENTATIVE
UNIVERSITIES
REPRESENTATIVE
UNIVERSITIES
REPRESENTATIVE
HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Temple Emanu-El, NYC

Riverside Church, NYC

Oheb Shalom Congregation, NJ

St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC

Trinity Cathedral, Miami

Full list available upon request

REPRESENTATIVE
EDUCATOR EVENTS

Carnegie Foundation

National Endowment for Humanities

Union Theological Seminary, NYC

Kervorkian Ctr Near Eastern Studies

City Lore, NYC

Sivananda Ashram Yoga, Bahamas

Full list available upon request

REPRESENTATIVE
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

The United Nations

American Library Association

New York Society for Ethical Culture

Iona Spirituality Institute

New York State Writers Institute

Queens Council on the Arts

Full list available upon request

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ABOUT

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The mission of our programs is to celebrate and foster appreciation for the cultural music, poetry and dance of the Near East through concerts, workshops, classes and performances for a broad spectrum of diverse students and audiences. Our common ground is oneness in diversity concurrent with an active search for deeper insights and a more comprehensive understanding of the rich ethnicities of the world. Together we pursue this quest with the positive, joyous, healing power of the world's ancient and modern musical traditions. The ultimate goal is to develop a holistic paradigm, one that integrates cultures by promoting cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

A description of our workshops:

 
 

LISTEN

AUDIOS

Agate - Amir Vahab
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New Year - Amir Vahab
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Cold-Hearted Beloved - Amir Vahab
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Quest for Light - Amir Vahab
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VIDEOS

A Rumi Song of Love
Sufi Repertoire by Rumi on Unity
Leili: A Love Song
 
 

VITAE

"His show is always a great success. He builds a connection between the audience and the poems and their history."
-- Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs for the Charles B. Wang Center
"The ornate walls of the upper church echoed with the undulating chords of traditional Persian instruments... soulfully and skillfully played by the composer and vocalist Amir Vahab."

--  Maura Monaghan for "The Heights", Boston College

Described by the New York Times as an "ambassador for a silenced music", Amir Vahab is one of New York City's ​most commemorated deliverers of Near Eastern folk, traditional and Sufi music and poetry. Educated in London and at the University of Paris with a focus on engineering and linguistics, Amir Vahab formed his ensemble in the U.S. upon his arrival here in 1981. Since then he has been an entrepreneur, lectured at NYU (for 30+ years) and many other universities, taught private classes, led whirling, dance, drumming and poetry workshops, composed eclectic music for theatre and film and been recognized for his performances worldwide. His work seeks to bridge an understanding between different cultures while inspiring his students and audiences to appreciate the tradition embodied by classical instruments and their relevance to contemporary sound.

 

Like the man himself, Mr. Vahab's music symbolizes diversity in unity.  For more information visit Tanbour.org, his comprehensive website.