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Rumi with a View

Posted: April 1, 2016 at 9:04 am by , in Featured, Metro Arts, Morning Magazine

“I came back to the poetry and it was like finding a lost beloved and that’s how I reconnected to the roots.”

Ari Honarvar is a poet and performance artist who is originally from Iran. She came to the US as a refugee at the age of 14.

She says she was able to reconnect to her culture through the poetry of Rumi.

Ian McPherson

Ian McPherson

“For probably a decade it was survival and immersing myself into the American culture. I lost my accent, I sounded like a Valley Girl for the longest time, but it felt like something was missing and I came back to the poetry and it was like finding a lost beloved and that’s how I reconnected to the roots.”

She now uses Rumi paired with musical accompaniment to reach out across cultures and religious boundaries. She will be performing her piece Rumi With A View on Friday April 1st at lunchtime at the Highland City Club in Boulder and at 7.30pm at Nevei Kodesh in Boulder.

 

Pt 1:

 

Pt 2, with performance.