Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 7, 2010 First Thursday Poetry Reading 6 to8 pm in the Cucina Cafe at the GoggleWorks Featuring Michael London and Lisa DeVuono-Songs of Rumi

Please join Berks Bards in welcoming husband and wife team Michael London and Lisa DeVuono and an evening of Songs of Rumi:

Michael London performs in concerts, at workshops and conferences, and in support of sacred rituals. He is also a teacher of leadership, organizational behavior, creativity and management at Muhlenberg College. Michael London's CD released on the LuxMusica label, is inspired by the deeply moving, transcendental poetry of Rumi, the 13th century Persian Sufi mystic.

Read what people had to say after his performance at the Sedgewick Theater!

I wanted to let you know that on rare occasions, I have time to relax and contemplate life. Yesterday found me in that state, mostly because I played your Rumi in Song CD in the player. It's the first time I had to really listen through and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, mesmerizing. WOW. There are no words to best describe it. ---Lizanne Knott

Your concert was a millennial celebration...If extraordinary vibes were gold you'd be driving a fleet of BMWs. People gathered from every corner, it seemed, every stripe and disposition, and the sweet songs hugged us all closer. Thank you. More concerts, more concerts! ---Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

I heard Michael's music for the first time on WXPN (Gene Shay's show) and was blown away by the ways in which he wove the exquisite poetry of Rumi with his own inspired musical creations. Hearing him in concert less than a week later, the intensity of the passion and magic increased 100-fold. Sitting in the audience, surrounded by souls listening with rapt attention, I was moved with a certainty that the poet himself was whispering in Michael's ear throughout the performance. At turns, deeply peaceful and vibrantly energetic. What a gift! Thank you for shaing it with us. ---Edie Moser

Lisa DeVuono is a poet and workshop facilitator living in the Lehigh Valley. She was the co-founder of IT AIN’T PRETTY, a women’s writing collective that has performed in a variety of places including bookstores, cafes, and on radio. She has facilitated writing workshops and creative events in a variety of places including conferences, festivals, prison, retreats, hospital and business settings. She has also been a group facilitator and creativity coach for the Artist Conference Network, a nationwide coaching community for artists of all kinds. Her poetry has been published in several literary reviews. Her chapbook, published by Pudding House Press, is entitled “Poems from the Playground of Risk.” And she co-facilitates workshops and performances with her husband for the CD titled The Soul Wakes: Rumi in Song.