A night of live poetry, music and light at CUBES, Abu Dhabi
Bahareh, the Iranian-American ‘poetess of light’, will enchant Abu Dhabi’s literature and culture lovers with her mystical poetry, accompanied by live music and a soprano performance at One to One Hotel
Abu Dhabi: Iranian-American poet Bahareh will be reciting fresh selections from her poetry journals at the One to One Hotel in Abu Dhabi on 14 November, Monday, accompanied by Emma Stansfield from the UK on the violin and viola. The evening’s truly international flavour will be further enriched with the South Korean soprano So-Young Park performing one of Bahareh’s poems with pianist Steven Kim.
The November recital at One to One Hotel will take place at Cubes, the underground outlet of the hotel that used to be a nightclub. “When I walked into Cubes, I realised that the angles and spaces underneath the ground reminded me of my journeys within,” said Bahareh explaining why the venue was perfect fit for her recital titled ‘Cell Empty of LIGHT’. Speaking about her poetry, she said: “It is through my writings and my words that I paint pictures of what I see and sense.”
Bahareh has been described as one of Abu Dhabi’s “most eclectic writers” by Abu Dhabi TV. Her mystical poetry captivates her audience with its sensitive depth and simplicity and explores a wide range of powerful themes from the quest for the eternal truth to nature, peace and hope despite the hardest challenges of life. Bahareh has written over 40 poetry journals in English and Persian and has been featured in regional and international media.
“I'm very excited about working with Bahareh. I'm hoping the violin will add an extra dimension to the poetry,” said Emma Stansfield. “I think that together both words and music have the potential to take people to other worlds, perhaps emotional or fantasy and the setting of Cubes at One to One will add to the atmosphere," Stansfield added.
Looking forward to the coming together of music, singing and poetry, So-Young Park will be performing the poem ‘The Angel who Lost his Wings’. ‘When I read this poem I see the sorrowful eyes of the angel. Sometimes I think what is the purpose of my life? And I feel helpless, just like the angel as he sits. People believe I’m lucky in my life but I dream of having a purpose in my heart – just as the angel flies wingless with his heart. I’m so happy that Bahareh gave us insight into her story and her mind with this beautiful poem.’ Park Said.
Bahareh’s last recital earlier this year in Abu Dhabi titled ‘Carousel of Life’ was received very well and gained her a niche following in the UAE capital. The audience rejoiced in the colorful journeys she painted with her words and the beautiful live accompaniments of the flute by Sonya Edelman and the traditional Arabic oud by Faisal Al-Saari.
The event is ticketed at 50 aed, tickets can be collected at the reception of One to One Hotel, 024952000
For More information please go to the Events Facebook Page: Cell Empty of LIGHT
All proceeds go directly to Aid to Laborers and towards facilitating Repatriation of Domestic Workers in Abu Dhabi
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Bahareh is a US-Iranian poet who writes inspirational and spiritual poetry of harmony and peace - what she describes as ‘poetry of light’. Bahareh has so far written over 40 poetry collections in English and Persian. Bahareh’s poetic thought and expression has been compared by world literature enthusiasts to the style of the mystic masters like Rumi. Themes in Bahareh's poetry range from exploration of life and its experiences, to finding hope, rising above the odds in life, women's and children's issues and world peace and harmony.
Connect with Bahareh:
Phone: +97150 6606142
Official website: http://www.bahareh.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaharehAmidi
About Emma Stansfield
Emma Stansfield studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with members of the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin. She teaches violin and viola at the British School, Al Khubairat and has an active performing life around the Emirates. Recent performances include concerts with Kanye West and Harry Connick Jr.
About So-Young Park
So-Young Park is a soprano, born and raised in South Korea. Based currently in Abu Dhabi, she is a soloist in Al Khubairat singers and a member of the Abu Dhabi Choral Group (ADCG).
I have been collecting all the memories you have helped me build.
I have been storing them in a locket that I wear in my heart.
Every now and then I reach for the locket in the shadows of my life
Without even opening it I see the rays of light and
I hear the call coming from the house of prayer somewhere deep inside
Poem by Bahareh Amidi
From the journal ‘From the Roots of the Universe to the Roots of my Heart‘