Welcome. Here you will find an exciting collection
of RUMI poetry with Persian music. My purpose is to produce spoken
art CD's of the timeless mystic poets embodying the highest standards
of artistic excellence for your listening enjoyment and inner attunement.
Art can and does bring us closer to our innate spiritual core and
I sincerely hope that Rumi's exquisite words bring you a step closer
to your light self.
"The Way of the Heart," is a CD of ecstatic poetry and
stories of Rumi, narrated by TAMIR with Persian music by Amir Vahab.
The most profound spiritual truths are best expressed in ecstatic
verse. RUMI the 13th century Persian mystic is now the best selling
poet in America. He is known as the axis of Love and he speaks directly
to contemporary readers from the heart to the heart. This CD contains
selections of his poetry combined with colorful teaching stories.
Interwoven throughout are the exquisite sounds of Amir Vahab's authentic
Persian compositions as singer and musician extraordinaire on several
instruments: Ney, Daf, Tar, Tanbur, Setar, Guitar and Chogur.
To listen to excerpts
and purchase this CD, please proceed to the Tracks
Compiled by Dr. Andrew Vidich
Narrator: TAMIR Music: Amir Vahab
For a 4 1/2 minute video of A TAMIR's
performance of "Way of the Heart" on YouTube, click
Listen to TAMIR being interviewed by Gabriel Cousens
on Sept. 8, 2006 on the topic of EXPRESSIVE ART, UNITY, PRAYER,
AND PEACE. Click here.
Review in New York Spirit
Magazine, August-September 2005
The Way of the Heart: Ecstatic Poetry and Stories of Rumi,
compiled by Dr. Andrew Vidich and TAMIR, narrated by TAMIR,
music by Amir Vahab
The thirteenth-century Persian poet Jalal-ul-Din Rumi is
world famous for his mystical and ecstatic verse, especially
in the East, where his name is usually preceded by the title
of “Maulana” (Master). Actress, poet, and playwright
TAMIR hopes to bring his genius to the modern west with her
new CD, The Way of the Heart. Accompanied by the Iranian musician
Amir Vahab, TAMIR recites the poetry and stories of Rumi,
as well as providing commentary and teachings. TAMIR’s
voice is smooth and sultry, perfect for interpreting Rumi’s
poetry of divine love, and Vahab’s musical accompaniment,
featuring sounds from authentic Middle Eastern instruments
like the ney, the tanbur, and the daf, makes you feel as if
you are walking through the Persian desert almost a millennium
ago. TAMIR selected the verse and stories for this CD with
the help of Dr. Andrew Vidich, who is a founding member of
the Interfaith Council of New York, which lets you know that
the aim of this project is one of synthesis, not division.
In a world where the culture and traditions of the Middle
East are met with derision in the West, projects like The
Way of the Heart are vital in that they remind us that rich
life lessons and artistic excellence transcend both time and
Review in New Life Magazine,
13th century Persian mystic poet Rumi is now the best selling
poet in America.
He has been called the “axis of Love,” and has
the remarkable ability to speak directly to our hearts across
TAMIR’s recently released CD “The Way of the
Heart” inspires listeners with her passionate interpretations
of Rumi’s poetry and colorful Sufi teaching stories.
The CD is a unique collaboration with Master Iranian musician
Amir Vabab’s scintillating voice and the sounds of the
Ney, Daf, Tanbur, Setar and Chogur to create a masterful tapestry
of luscious sound and delicious beauty.
Rumi lovers now have a CD, which, not only brings out the
most profound truths of his teachings but also presents it
with unrivaled beauty and the very highest professional quality.
In short a multi media feast for the heart and soul.
For those of you who have yet to listen to Rumi, this will
be a delightful introduction and may even turn you into Rumi
lovers overnight. The CD begins with the now famous introduction
of the Masnavi “Listen to the Sound of the flute”
which immediately casts a hypnotic spell over the listener
with is rich blend of narrative and poetry together with passionate
rendition. Slowly but masterfully TAMIR takes the listener
on a journey into the soul of love between Rumi and his Spiritual
Master Shams i Tabriz.
While there is no dearth of Rumi poetry recitation on the
market including Andrew Harvey, Coleman Barks and even Deepak
Chopra, nothing quite like this CD really exists. TAMIR’s
choice of Coleman Barks and Shahram Shiva translations with
original Persian compositions by Amir Vahab take you to the
heart of Rumi’s world. TAMIR and Amir work together
with effortless harmony always in service to the inner message
of Rumi’s verse. The judicious use of the original verse
sung and recited in Persian add yet another layer of sweetness
to this exquisite banquet for the sense and the heart.
Don’t miss this one. It is a must for all in need
of spiritual upliftment. It can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
The Way of the Heart," is an honest and heartfelt
expression by TAMIR. Her years of dedicated and artistic vision
are fully realized in this beautifully narrated work. Her
voice embodies her integrity and her soul.
Arthur Joseph, vocal coach to the stars
“Only a person who has walked in the garden can truly
identify the natural fragrance when it is captured in the
jar of perfume.
TAMIR’s work will be most appreciated by those who
have walked in the garden. By helping to bring the timelsess
message of human unity and divine oneness expressed through
Rumi into a contemporary focus, she is hleping to make us
all more fragrant.”
- Jonathan Granoff, author, attorney and President Global
"Rumi--Way of the Heart is an invigorating, one-woman
show that captures the passion and restless wisdom of Jelaluddin
Rumi. With music, poetry and excerpts from Rumi's talks, TAMIR
brings Rumi alive in the 21st century."
--Neil Douglas-Klotz, author of The Sufi Book of Life: 99
Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish
Listen to the sound
of the reed
Listen to its plaintive notes,
For, ever since it was cut off from the reed-bed
It has been telling the tale of separation.
I want a heart torn by separation
That I may unfold to such a one
The pain of love...
For everyone who is separated far
From his source
Wishes back the time when he were one with it.