A Time for Peace in LA

What: A Time for Peace – An Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi
music from the Turkish and Pakistani traditions and devotional
music from the Moroccan-Jewish and Yemenite-Jewish music

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring Najwa Gibran, vocal
soloist, with appearance by Whirling Dervish of the Melevi
Order- Aziz.

Where: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont
Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021. The Location of the Concert is a
sacred space! The public is asked to attend dressed in a
manner, which is respectful and appropriate for a place of

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

Money: tickets are $20 at the door, no advanced sales.

Info: Tel: 310-415-6747 info@yuvalronmusic.com or Calendar
page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of
Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian
Armenian Church into an unusual musical celebration. Bringing
together artists from Arabic, Jewish and Christian ancestry the
Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding
of Middle Eastern cultures and religions

In 2002 and 2005, the ensemble was featured at the World
Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to be
the first American-based Middle Eastern Ensemble to perform at
an International Peace Festival 05 in South Korea. In addition,
the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and
the National Endowment for the Arts to represent the United
States and its cultural diversity at the International Folk Music
Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the
first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua,
Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival.

Composer and Oud master Yuval Ron works across different
media and styles, actively seeking new forms of interchange and
collaboration between musicians and other artists. His
compositions have served as soundtracks for television
programs and films such as Oliver Twist (UPN Network) and To
Life (a CBS special), to dance works with the innovative
dancer/choreographer Oguri (with music from these
collaborations recorded on two CDs, In Between the Heartbeat
and In The Shadows), to concert works for chorus, orchestra, and
cello. He has also served as an impresario, helping to organize
concerts at the UCLA Hammer Museum highlighting the
diversity of musical styles to be found in the Los Angeles area.

But for many, Yuval is known for his deeply moving pan-Middle
Eastern music. This group at once unites the music and peoples
of the Middle East, incorporating elements of Armenian,
Levantine, Arabic, Bedouin, Sephardic, and other stylings to
create a fusion that is at once deeply traditional and still boldly
innovative. His recordings include One and One Truth (with
renowned Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek), Under
the Olive Tree: Sacred Music of the Middle East, featuring the
spectacular young Arabic singer, Najwa Gibran and Tree of Life
also featuring Najwa Gibran.

Aziz is a authentic Sufi Dervish. and a member of the Mevlana
Sufi Order both in Turkey and the US. He was born in the Us for
parents who were Sufis and he followed the Sufi path since his
childhood. He has studied with the leaders of the Mevlavi order
in Kunia and Istanbul in Turkey and with the head of the US Sufi
Mevlana order in Northern California. He is a master whirler who
performed with The Yuval Ron Ensemble in the World Festival of
Sacred Music in LA in 2002 and in many other concerts in the
US, most recently in the concert Sacred Soul in LA For Aziz, Sufi
Whirling and Whirling as a way of life, are a way of worship and a
way of Prayer.