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Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble 


Following a stunning performance as part of last year’s Refugee Week Festival, internationally acclaimed musician and composer Seyed Ali Jaberi and his band the Hamdel Ensemble are back with this unique opportunity for you to get closer to Rumi’s poetry and Persian Sufi music.

This intimate event intersperses Jaberi’s hauntingly beautiful Sufi music compositions with whirling dervish dance and discussion about Rumi’s spiritual philosophy and Persia’s Sufi music traditions.

This event forms part of a national tour supported through CAN’s Talent Development and funded by Arts Council England.

Want to know more about Seyed Ali Jaberi?

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 to 2018, 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 and the Hamdel Ensemble at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017.