november, 2021

06nov20 h 00 minIn the Footsteps of Rumi20 h 00 min Salle Bourgie, Musée des Beaux Arts de MontréalWhere:Montreal, Canada

Kiya Tabassian and Ghalia Benali

Event Details

Following in the footsteps of Rumi was a journey marked by remarkable encounters. First, eight centuries ago, there was the meeting in Damascus between Mowlana (‘my master’) Jalaleddin Rumi (1207-1273) and his own master, the great philosopher and poet Ibn Arabi. Then there was the moment when musician Kiya Tabassian first encountered the immensely influential work of Rumi. Finally, there was the moment when Tabassian found a singer with the ideal voice for bringing Rumi’s intoxicating and timeless songs back to life. This last encounter, following in the luminous footstepsof Rumi and ignoring all borders en route, has produced some fiercely vivid music.


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Buy your tickets here. 44$ for general public, 38$ for museum members, and 23$ for 34 years old and under.

20% off on the season subscriptions for the six concerts, details on the ticketing website.

On stage

  • Kiya Tabassian, setar & composition
  • Ghalia Benali, voice & composition
  • Reza Abaee, gheychak
  • Didem Basar, kanun
  • Hamin Honari, percussions
  • Neva Özgen, kemençe
  • Charbel Rouhana, oud
  • Nasser Salameh, percussions


(Saturday) 20 h 00 min


Salle Bourgie, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal

1339 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest H3G 1G2


Montreal, Canada

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