Shams Kairys

Shams Kairys received Sufi training from Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. He has helped develop innovative social and environmental projects, is helping raise his beloved son, works as a writing consultant, and is general editor for Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, founded by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan. On occasions, and those with Coleman Barks are among his […]

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Brian Foster

Brian Foster, a singer-songwriter, plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and shakuhachi flute. Playing musical instruments since he was 12 years old, he began writing songs in his 20’s.  He has performed in many musical groups from folk rock to blues, and reggae to bluegrass. His CD, Hear the Earth, captures his experiences with wilderness trips, love and life. Brian’s wide range of music […]

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Albert Tenaya

Albert Tenaya is one of the few descendants of Yosemite Valley’s Chief Tenaya. In 2000 Albert entered the DirecTV Talent Search and he took the first place honors and the trophy. It was this accomplishment that began his musical career and now he performs from Arizona to Idaho at various American Indian events, celebrations, powwows and gatherings. Albert is a Northern […]

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Taneen Sufi Music

Taneen Sufi Music Ensemble: Formed in 1996 under the guidance of Sufi Masters Shah Nazar Seyed Ali Kianfar and Dr. Nahid Angha, founders of the International Association of Sufism, the members of Taneen reside in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, U.S.A. Sufism is the mystical heart of Islam. As seekers on the Sufi […]

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Riffat Sultana

Riffat Sultana is the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to publicly perform in the west. She is the daughter of the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as the finest Pakistani Classical singer of his time. Riffat’s stunning vocals have been recorded for numerous labels including Ark 21/Universal, Triloka/Mercury, Hearts […]

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Kervan Ensemble

Kervan Ensemble is a Bay Area ensemble that performs traditional Turkish music ranging from soulful Sufi suites and Ottoman classical pieces to lively dance and folk songs. The ensemble is directed by Haluk Kecelioglu on Ud and Vocals. Haluk has performed Turkish music professionally for over ten years and has studied privately with Master Turkish […]

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Ya Elah

Ya Elah is an exciting new spiritual music ensemble based in the  Jewish tradition. Ya Elah’s music endeavors to inspire compassion and  unity between diverse faiths and cultures through its settings of  sacred texts and poetry. This ensemble of female vocalists and  multifaceted instrumentalists performs the original compositions of  Artistic Director Bon Singer. Ya Elah […]

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Ernesto Olmos

Ernesto Olmos has been active in the community arts in Northern California since 1998.  He has developed a wide range of programs, curriculum, presentations, art exhibits and musical performance based in traditions of Native Mexico.  He travels to support sacred ceremonies and cultural exchanges throughout the Americas. Ernesto combines ancient forms of art that have been […]

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