Rumi Songs: a day in the Two Worlds
Rumi Songs: a day in the Two Worlds is an album I wrote and recorded featuring the poetry of Rumi as translated by Coleman Barks.
I wanted to present the poems in a way which showed that a Sufi poet working in Iran and Afghanistan in mediaeval times still experienced both the transcendent and the everyday the same as we do now in the Western world.
There is no room for fear of the other. This is what creates war and unneccesary tragedy. We need to see the same human experience in faces of any culture, colour, place, or indeed time.
I hope my offering contributes to this understanding.
The album is available on iTunes.