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Just One Breath: A musical meeting of Iran and America

December 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$12 - $15

Bridging of cultures, a musical meeting of Iran and America

CD Release of “Just One Breath”
a musical translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam
Sunday, December 10, 2017 7 pm
Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.

Come celebrate the CD release of “Just One Breath” by Dan Rein.
Dan Rein sings the thousand year old poetry of Omar Khayyam in Persian and English. Dan Rein voice and dutar(two string long neck lute), accompanied by Liz Draper (Dumpy Jug Bumpers, Charlie Parr…) on upright bass, Mikkel Beckmen ( Corpse Reviver, Charlie Parr, Brass Kings) washboard and percussion, Adam Kielsing (Corpse Reviver) fretless banjo, and Andy McCormick (Dreamland Faces ) on musical saw.

opening act: Adam Kiesling, Liz Draper, and Mikkel Beckmen, performing old time American music

Come join us for a social hour 6-7PM with appetizers provided by Gandhi Mahal Restauran

Dan has studied Iranian traditional music for the last 25 years, and now has teamed up with some of the best Twin Cities musicians of American roots music. With the help of Iranian friends, he has created his own translation of this world famous, iconoclastic Persian poet.
Music was composed by Dan on dutar, the instrument that Khayyam would have heard. Singing in the original Persian, alternating with English gives a unique and rare access into this ancient, yet timely poetry.

This musical, poetic journey brings together American musicians and their instruments
with Khayyam’s poetry and the ancient dutar to create a cultural meeting and a totally
original adventure!


December 10, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 - $15


Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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