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Westfield Memorial Library to Host Mystic Songs of Love

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On Saturday, Sept. 9 ,at 2 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present Persian Music: Mystic Songs of Love by the group Tanbour. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Amir Vahab and his Ensemble will perform "Sufi songs of Love" selected from the poetry of the great Sufi Masters Rumi, Hafez, Yunus and Baba Taher.

The lively folk and traditional music features the ethereal sounding Ney (mystical reed flute), Tar, ( Instrument of Lovers), Oud (the short neck lute), Tanbour (The ancient sacred lute), Saz (seven-stringed long neck lute), Daf (large frame drum associated with Sufi rituals) and Tombak (Persian goblet drum). The concert concludes with a dynamic drumming performance that echoes the universal heartbeat of existence.

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The program is open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library — the community’s destination for discovery and ideas — engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday for the summer until the re-opening date of Sept. 17. The library will be closed Sept. 18-21 for installation of new carpeting on the first floor.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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