An island—isola—need not be isolated: immemorially, the islands of the Mediterranean have been places where the cultures of Europe, Asia, and North Africa meet. So notes Pejman Tadayon—a Rome-based, Isfahan-born singer and string player (oud, târ, setâr, saz, bouzouki) steeped in Sufism, the most open-armed of Islamic sects—in reference to this trio, whose name means “island” in Persian. (Check out, too, the events at Tadayon’s Galleria Sonora, where his interactive “sound paintings” adorn the walls.) —E.E.
Alexanderplatz Jazz Club Via Ostia, 9, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Get Directions »