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Night of Rhythm and Poetry
Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center
Point Reyes Station, CA
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Night of Rhythm and Poetry
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An Evening of Mystical Poetry and Rhythm:
From Formless to Form

Fariba Bogzaran and Kim Rosen, poetry & recitations
Deghani brothers, Sina and Samandar on Persian Tombak and Daf, with Rishii Chowdhury on Indian Tabla, and Tobias Roberson on Flamenco Cajon

The evening offers a special experience of sound, rhythm and poetry with a group of innovative artists.  The moving from formless to form through music and poetry is the spirit of the evening.  There will be solo performances of Indian and Persian drumming, together with a combination of cross- cultural rhythms and improvisation. The evening will be filled with recitations of mystical poetry: Rumi will be recited in Persian and in English.  The audience will learn how to recite one of Rumi's poems in Farsi.   This evening is choreographed by Fariba Bogzaran to bring together the East and the West through the arts of music and poetry.  

Fariba Bogzaran, artist/scientist is a co-founder and creative director of the Lucid Art Foundation.  For twenty-five years, she has taught at the Department of Arts and Consciousness at John F. Kennedy University, and has written extensively on the study of dreams.  She has been studying rhythm through Egyptian drumming, Kathak dance and sonic entrainment since the 1980's and has done several choreographies and curated exhibitions for many years. She is a multi-media artist who integrates rhythm and poetry into her visual art.

Kim Rosen, M.F.A., author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words, has been on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Kripalu, Rowe Conference Center, Wisdom University and the International Pathwork Foundation. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. She was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. She has appeared as a guest on Oprah Radio, New Dimensions Radio, TEDx Maui and CNN Radio Network, and other media

Tobias Roberson is known for his innovative style and improvisational ability on the Middle Eastern Doumbek and Flamenco Cajon.  He has collaborated with San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Eastern European vocal ensemble Kitka.  He is a featured artist on 20 CDs and DVDs spanning many genres. Tobias' love of music has taken him to many corners of the earth including Egypt, Turkey, Greece and 5 years in Mysore, India.

Rishii Chowdhury was born and lives in England and is a 'rising star' in the World of Indian Classical music. He has been labeled as an 'Overseas Youth Icon' by the Eastern Beats Music Society, Assam, India. He has studied with great masters such as Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.  Rishii has been involved in many collaborative world music projects working with tap dance, Western classical, jazz, electronic, reggae, and electro rock.

Dehghani Brothers:
Sina is known for his innovative style and improvisational mastery on the ancient Persian classical drums: Tombak (wooden drum) and Daf (hand drum). He studied with several prominent Persian master percussionists and has been a teacher for number of years.  Sina plays in solo performances and in ensemble in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the United States.  
"the brother percussion team of Sina and Samandar Dehghani propelling the songs with a hypnotically boomy groove." New York Music Daily, 2014

Samandar is a professional musician playing two Persian classical instruments: Tar (ancient Persian string instrument) and Daf. He has been playing music from a young age and was trained with master musicians in Iran. He performs regularly with Persian classical ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area and other cities in the United States.  He is a scholar and has a vast knowledge of Persian poetry, literature and music.



Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center (View)
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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