Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble
present All Because of Love
A Rumi celebration: part chamber music, part carnival… brims with quiet intensity – Songlines ****
Internationally acclaimed Musician and Composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi, and the Hamdel Ensemble bring the mystical poetry of Persia’s beloved Rumi to life. This unique music production combines hauntingly beautiful Sufi music with whirling dervish dance and poetry.
All Because of Love presents a devotional Sufi setting of Rumi’s poetry, considered to be the ultimate expression of wisdom and love in the Middle East, with Jaberi’s original contemporary and traditional music compositions.
The production is accompanied by a post-show discussion, and a chance to find out more about Rumi’s spiritual philosophy and Persia’s Sufi music traditions.
This national concert and festival tour is jointly presented by The Hamdel Ensemble and Community Arts North West in association with Band on the Wall.
Seyed Ali Jaberi is a world renowned, award-winning maestro of the tanbour, whose albums have been hugely popular amongst fans of traditional Sufi music. He is considered to be among the foremost Tanbour virtuosi in the Persian speaking world, and is currently touring and performing worldwide.
He has released five albums; two of which received 4 star reviews in Songlines; Psalms of Loneliness, 2010 and All Because of Love, released with The Hamdel Ensemble in 2018.
From 2015-18, Seyed Ali has performed in 60 international concerts including notable performances with British-Iranian singer-songwriter, Sami Yusuf (known as the biggest British star in the Middle East) and renowned Iranian singer, Sina Sarlak who performed alongside Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017.
The Hamdel Ensemble is a highly acclaimed contemporary Persian Sufi music ensemble, who has performed worldwide.
Formed in Iran in 1997, The Hamdel Ensemble gathers and adapts traditional Persian folk and sufi music; sharing its unique language, culture and history and performing breathtakingly beautiful music for global audiences.
Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble have recently performed to sell-out audiences at The Royal Northern College of Music and HOME in Manchester.
In 2019 Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble will accompany distinguished Iranian traditional singer, Shahram Nazeri, as well as embarking on their first UK tour of ‘All Because of Love’, Jaberi’s unique interdisciplinary production exploring the life and work of Persia’s beloved mystic poet, Rumi.