A Passion for God
The poems of Rumi as interpreted by an Iranian ensemble and read by Coleman Barks.
I Want Burning
Coleman Barks reads popular Rumi quatrains, accompanied by music. Courtesy ofSounds True.
The Dastan Ensemble performs Rumi poems set to music. Courtesy ofSounds True.
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About Coleman Barks
Coleman Barks is the premier American translator of Rumi's poetry. His radically fresh versions of the poems have made Rumi the best-selling poet in the U.S. today.
About the Dastan Ensemble
Iran's acclaimed Dastan Ensemble includes Kayhan Kalhor on setar and kamancheh, Pejman Hadadi on percussion, Hamid Motebassem on setar and tar, Hossein Behroozi-Nia on barbat, and singer Shahram Nazeri, one of Persian music's great classical singers. The group has played to standing-room-only audiences at music festivals and concerts across the globe.