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Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble

Seyed Ali Jaberi

Part of GemArts


★★★★ “A Rumi celebration: part chamber music, part carnival… brims with quiet intensity”Songlines Magazine

Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble return with a new concert performance in 2023. A Breeze From Heaven features deeply moving contemporary devotional Persian Sufi music, Rumi poetry and dance. The show combines the profound philosophical and spiritual poetry of the revered 13th Century Persian poet Rumi, in the newest compositions by Seyed Ali Jaberi.

“A Breeze From Heaven” is the title of a piece written by Seyed Ali Jaberi, first shared online in 2021. The lyrics explore the sensation experienced when liberated from the human and social experiences of pain, suffering, the ego and self awareness. Rumi’s poetry and philosophy at the heart of the work continues to resonate throughout the world today with the love, joy, healing and unity it shares through the challenges of life.

Seyed Ali Jaberi is a highly acclaimed tanbour maestro, a multi-instrumentalist, and an educator, who is seen as one of the most significant figures in contemporary Sufi music. He leads the Hamdel Ensemble, a group of Iranian Sufi musicians based in the UK, performing Jaberi’s unique contemporary Sufi music compositions. He is known to international audiences, having conducted and performed lead tambour with the Iranian National Orchestra at the start of his career and since then performing internationally in Iran, North America, Europe and Asia, as well as many international festivals, including a major Sufi festival in India, London’s Barbican, the Mawazine Festival in Morocco and Expo 2020 in Dubai.

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5.30pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 9.30pm: Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble
10pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change

Discount tickets:
North East first timer – £5
Under 25s – £7.50
Family ticket – £35 (up to two adults and two children)

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