Habib Meftah Bushehri is truly a friend of the festival. He was with us last year as a member of Getak. He has also been with us multiple times as part of the Rumi Ensemble. Habib is a loyal member of the Rumi Family. This year he is introducing us to his new project, Sailing Cadence.
In Sailing Cadence, Habib is inspired by the history of rhythms that have been traveling from place to place, from country to country and the blend of different cultures in south Iran.
From the Muslim conquest of Persia and later in 1870 with the African slave trade in the Persian Gulf the rhythms have gained an interesting texture. With all the history and experience in his backpack, Habib has moved from the city of Boushehr in south Iran to Paris and from there all over the globe. He has been exchanging rhythms with musicians from different cultural backgrounds ever since and he is making these trades obvious in his new project. Sailing Cadence is the sound of Habib’s travel diary.
Performers: Habib Meftah (percussion and vocals), Nicolas Lacoumette (sound designer), Zack Cammoun (sound technician), DJ Daeva (warmup)
WHEN: FRIDAY 23, MARCH / 21:30
WHERE: COSMOPOLITE SCENE
FRIDAY TICKET: 250,- / 200,- (includes admission to two events)