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The Passion of Rumi

Shahram NazeriAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 21, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Quartertone Productions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,562 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Passion of Rumi is a celebration of the poetry of Rumi with a new and fresh musical approach. This recording is the first work of Shahram Nazeri in collaboration with his son, Hafez Nazeri, the composer of this work. Shahram Nazeri, the most well-known vocalist of Iran, has been a pioneer in incorporating the poetry of Rumi in Persian traditional music. This live recording was made at a historical Festival in Iran with more than 140,000 attendees over 5 days. "Passion of Rumi" will attract not only lovers of classical and folk Persian music, and admirers of the phenomenal poetry of Rumi, but also audiences who enjoy innovation and the beautiful harmony that can be created from the combination of different musical traditions and cultures.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate and Captivating... December 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I know nothing about traditional Persian music. I heard of this album through a friend of mine. I was hooked after the first listen.
Master Shahram Nazeri's vocals are so full of passion and conviction. He moves me each time I hear his voice. He has one of those truly unforgettable voices.
I ordered a copy of "The Passion of Rumi" with the expectation that I would like it,but was pleasantly surprised when I heard the entire album. After listening to it in its entirity, I fell in love with the muscial aspect of the album as well. The vocals and musical artistry are a perfect combination and complement.
I found myself listening to it over and over and loving it even more so the next time around.
This album is truly genious in all aspects. The vocals alone are amazing, but in culmination with the talented musical compositions/performances, its truly a must have. The musical scores are done with such precision. The musical performance alone is superb. Hafez Nazeri left no stone unturned in this production. Everything about it was top notch.
I would be honored to recommend "The Passion of Rumi" to all without reservation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classical Persian poetry and vocals October 20, 2007
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The mystical-romantic lyrics of the great Sufi poet, Rumi, put to music by the father-son duo of Shahram & Hafez Nazeri... Folks who like recent albums by the Persian classical ensemble Ghazal will appreciate this as well... Very stately and richly realized. (DJ Joe Sixpack)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Into Timeless Nowhere November 26, 2008
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Recently, Kayhan Kalhor, the kamencheh musician, whether in traditional style (as in "Faryad" and in "Night, Silence, Desert" with other Masters of Persian Music) or in experimental multi-ethnic collaborations (as with Ghazal's "The Rain"), has popularized Iranian music in Europe and the Americas. Another young composer who is bringing Persian music to a Western audience is Hafez Nazeri, who in 2000 founded the Rumi Ensemble. This album is a recording of the reconstituted group, which includes Hafez's father, the master Kurdish vocalist and intepretor of Sufi music, Shahram Nazeri. Instruments include the bowed kamecheh, barbat and seter, Persian lutes, and tombak, damam, and daf drums. This is powerful music. Hafez Nazeri, trained in both Persian and Western music, is an effective, innovative composer, and his father's passionately strong and subtle vocals are memorable. Whereas Sufi and Zen masters speak of don't-know mind, I do know that this is must-have album for world music lover and spiritual seeker alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album! January 11, 2012
By Maryam
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I love this Album of Shahram Nazeri. I can listen to it constantly and never get tired. Even my non-Iranian friends that do not understand Farsi, like this album a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, Passionate and absolutely beautiful! November 20, 2009
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I had the pleasure of going to the concert before purchasing the CD. It was my first experience with traditional Persian music, and it was hard to stop the tears from rolling down my face as I listened to the music that was sung with such passion and played with such talent. I promise, you will LOVE IT!! You will be lost in the beautiful songs and music!
I also had the pleasure of meeting Hafez Nazeri (Shahram's son) at the concert. He, while having a beautiful voice himself and being a master at composing music and playing the citar, was incredibly shy and humble - and kind enough to sign autographs only moments after he had played for an audience of thousands for HOURS!! This CD is a MUST HAVE!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars stirring and heart felt February 12, 2009
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This music brings an authentic experience of Rumi's culture and passion, in a way that is stirring and heart felt. To hear Rumi's words in his native tongue is wonderful!
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This review has an indirect beginning but stay with me . . . I live in Minnesota, as does Robert Bly, one of the preeminent poets of the past two generations, having published dozens of books of translation as well as his own poetry. In 2001, he published THE NIGHT ABRAHAM CALLED TO THE STARS, in which for the first time he used the GHAZAL, an Islamic form of poetry. His subsequent half dozen books of verse have all been in this form. Call it a discovery by Bly, but it seems more like a homecoming in so far as the ghazal expresses his imagination so thoroughly. One of his ghazals is titled, "Listening to Shahram Nazeri." When I saw this CD with said singer and his son in the Amazon catalog, I ordered it without hearing it first. It is wonderful for a variety of reasons. First, it is dedicated to Rumi, whose spirit is present in every moment. Second, Shahram Nazeri is a master of Persian singing. Third, his adult son collaborated with him on this recording, and you can see the mutual respect and love between father and son in their photographs and commentaries printed in the liner notes. Finally, the son is an innovator of the traditional music. He explains these innovations in his notes, but I have now heard enough Persian music to actually hear them. So the son composed/arranged the music his father sings - I find this father/son rapport very moving. Although the texts are drawn from Rumi's verse, one poem sung by Shahram Nazeeri was co-authored by father and son. This is simply an amazing collection!
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