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Arts Related

& Baha’i Related

On this blog these links or references are listed alphabetically by surname. Just make a comment below and I’ll add you to this list. See More for links to the amazing stuff that is not particularly Baha’i Related.

Creative Writing and/or Poetry | Music | Moving or Interactive Image or Sound | Visual Arts

Creative Writing and/or Poetry

Tony Lee poet, writer + academic, Manhatten Beach, LA, U.S.A. Abraham’s Bargain, winner of the 2012 Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award; a few earlier poems. His poems have been published in ONTHEBUS, The Homestead Review, Warpland, New Plains Review, and other journals. He is the winner of the Nat Turner Poetry Prize for 2003 (Cross Keys Press). His book, This Poem Means, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for 2005 (Lotus Press). His translations have been published in Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu’l-‘Ayn (Kalimát Press, 2004).

Anis Mojgani, slam poetry, based in Austin, U.S.A. > His wikipedia page
Shake the Dust (youtube), performance at the 2008 Austin SLAMOFF finals, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Na’im, a poet who lived in Iran during the time of Baha’u’llah. > “A Bahá’í Poet” by Roy P. Mottahedeh, 1967

Dimitri Tishler, composer + writer, Melbourne Australia. dimitritishler.com dimitritishler.com – explores different aspects of art and spirituality.
Articles on God and spirituality: journey-of-the-universe, consciousness

 
Music 
Musicians/Singer/Songwriters | Songs or tracks of note | Portals for Baha’i inspired music

Sandy Hoover sound engineer, musician, singer, songwriter and composer based in Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.: www.myspace.com/sandyhoover,
www.myspace.com/lunardrive, 2001 interview

Rogr Lee artist + singer/songwriter + musician (blues/folk/lyricist) based in Vancouver, Canada: music and paintings, videos on vimeo,
soundcloud

Luke Slott, singer, songwriter and composer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays piano, guitar and trumpet, and collaborates with a variety of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. His website has listings of recordings as well as a blog of his activities: www.lukeslott.com.

Darrell Rodgers, sophisicated bluesy-folk singer, songwriter, musician based in Arizona, U.S.A. His blog features vlogs (video broadcasts) darrellsongs.wordpress.com.

Peter Kater (German/U.S.A.) pianist, composer, producer www.peterkater.com.

R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) … world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory… www.rcarlosnakai.com.

Kaliban, Baha’i-inspired Finnish metal band. Listen on soundcloud.

Brina, Baha’i-inspired Reggae, Nyabinghi with “other musical styles from the global African diaspora, Brina brings a positive healing message to the world through her songs…” www.brinasings.com. Listen on bandcamp. Produced by Kieran C Murray, her debut album “Under One Sun” includes Jamaican legends, other Jamaican vocalists and musicians.

Steve Clark, songwriter, musician and artist from Australia – Rock, pop, progressive, folk-rock and instrumental. Steve’s jango channel, Steve’s music, theatre + illustration.

Unity Bluegrass Band, unitybluegrass.com. In 1973, some Bahá’í musicians were asked to play at Northwestern University at a benefit for the Biafrans. Haydn Mohr, Dave Bragman, John Woodall, Steve Rich, and Janie Frye formed the first band and it still continues to perform. Orange Blossom Special (youtube).

Dimitri Tishler, composer + writer, Melbourne Australia. dimitritishler.com

The Baha’i Assn For the Arts music section

A huge collection of music by Baha’is collected by Harri Peltola (eMusic allows you to listen to snipbits from the 100 or more albums listed here) These albums and tracks are also for sale.

Songs or Tracks

Create In Me a Pure Heart (on youtube) composed and performed (voice + guitar) by Luke Slott to a prayer by Baha’u’llah

Borderlines (on youtube) composed and performed by Steve Clark‘s first album ‘Ghostflyers.’ An ocean electro-ambient-rock odyssey.

Seven (on youtube) – a tight bluesy number dedicated to the Baha’is imprisoned in Iran because of their religious belief. Composed and performed by Darrell Rodgers.

If Men Were At Peace (on youtube) by Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai from their 1994 album, Honorable Sky – beautiful chill out instrumental Peter Kater (piano); R. Carlos Nakai (whistling, flute, Native American flute, eagle bone whistle); David Darling (cello); Paul McCandless (pennywhistle, oboe); Mark Miller , Marcus Miller (soprano saxophone) with an intriging graphic. >> Album info

If Men Were At Peace (on youtube) by Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai from their 1994 album, Honorable Sky – beautiful chill out instrumental Peter Kater (piano); R. Carlos Nakai (whistling, flute, Native American flute, eagle bone whistle); David Darling (cello); Paul McCandless (pennywhistle, oboe); Mark Miller , Marcus Miller (soprano saxophone) with an intriging graphic. >> Album info

 
Visual Arts

William Dennisuk, public sculpture, installations, Finland/U.S.A.
http://www.kolumbus.fi/william.dennisuk

Marion Prentice, printmaking, painting, installations, U.K.
artmatters9.wordpress.com

 
Links to other stuff that I’ve been impressed by

Music: acoustic everything | indie pop/rock/metal | ambient / avant-garde / experimental / sound | classical
 

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