Dan Rein CD Release$12/15
Dan Rein CD Release Concert “Just One Breath”
with guests Liz Draper, Mikkel Beckmen, Andy McCormick, and Adam Kiesling
7pm Music :: 21+
7pm – Kiesling, Draper & Beckmen
$12 Advance /15 Day of ShowThe Hook & Ladder Theater is excited to announced the “Just One Breath” CD release from Twin City world-music composer Dan Rein. Dan Rein sings the poetry of Omar Khyyam in Persian and English, with music on dutar, washboard, banjo, musical saw and upright bass.
For 25 years Dan has been studying, playing and promoting Iranian music in Minneapolis/St. Paul. About 15 years ago a two string instrument from eastern Iran came into his life, one with which he had a long fascination…the dutar. Musically he began to create something new and of his own based on his knowledge of Iranian traditional music. Using the poetry of Omar Khayyam, ideas and passions merged, grew, separated, changed, merged, and reemerged ultimately coalescing into this exciting new recording.
Omar Khayyam, the poet, philosopher, and scientist, died almost on thousand years ago. He questioned God, Religion, Sufism, and the status quo of life. His thoughts were clear and independent, seeking the tap root of life, beyond any prescribed dogma. His message has lived through various time periods and is still relevant to our time and comes to life once more with the aid of Dan’s original score.
Dan Rein has also been the host of Century Song for over 20 years. He brings a world view of tradition music from all corners of the globe. Live concerts, interviews, and music from forgotten peoples and civilizations.