The Illumination Band writes and performs original American roots music with lyrics inspired by Rumi, the great 13th century Persian poet. The band's first concert was in December, 2001, sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania with Coleman Barks and Hamza el-Din at the Harrison Auditorium. Their hope and belief then, and now, is that Rumi has the power to transcend the boundaries of time, religion, caste and creed, and bring people together as one human family. There's more on their Facebook page. The music is available on iTunes. Enjoy!