Soley Ensemble: Inner Journey 1 – Persian Sufi Music in association with Rumi Canada

Part of the 16th Annual Small World Music Festival presented in association with Rumi Canada.

A night of mystical Persian Sufi music, poetry and dance brought to life by one of the city's most beloved singers. Following on his last sold-out concert at the Aga Khan Museum, Tehran-born Soley Vaseghi brings to the stage five decades of dedication to his craft and a deeply soulful approach to performance. His group features some of Canada's finest performers of Persian music, as well as the beguiling beauty of sacred Sufi whirling and the poetry of Rumi, Hafez and more, all in the acoustic splendour of St. Andrew's.


Soleyman Vaseghi, Vocal
Kourosh Babaei, Kamancheh
Ali Razmi, Setar
Sardar Mohamadjani, Oud
Bamdad Fotouhi, Tombak & Percussion
Zohreh Shahbazy, Daf

Tanya Evanson, Sacred Sufi Dance
Farzad Ajay Attar-j, Sacred Sufi Dance

Thanks to our partners Link Music Lab and Shahrvand Magazine.