The Hook & Ladder Theater is excited to announced the "Just One Breath"CD release from Twin City world-music composer Dan Rein. Dan Rein sings the poetry of Omar Khyyam in Persian and English, with music on duty, washboard, banjo, musical saw and upright bass.
For 25 years Dan has been studying, playing and promoting Iranian music in Minneapolis/St. Paul. About 15 years ago a two string instrument from eastern Iran came into his life, one with which he had a long fascination...the dutar. Musically he began to create something new and of his own based on his knowledge of Iranian traditional music. Using the poetry of Omar Khayyam, ideas and passions merged, grew, separated, changed, merged, and reemerged ultimately coalescing into this exciting new recording.