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Maddie Sifantus announces an Evening Gathering with Sound, Silence and Spoken Word at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 PM. This is a reflective time in our busy week to hear some beautiful music, share some silence and hear spoken word on a theme. The music will be provided by Iranian musician Sahba Sizdahkhani who serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity that these two stormy histories represent. Sahba completed a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Maryland in Art History and Archeology as well as in Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has played and recorded with artists on the imprints of Dischord Records, Southern Lord, and Drag City. His hazy, atmospheric solo performances with 104-string santour and drums have been described as “a dispatch from antiquity.” Original poetry will be spoken by poet Atul Ranchod, known to many in Santa Paula as one of the owners of the Santa Paula Inn. He has just published his first book of poetry, “Top of the Water”, which is available on Amazon. Free, but with a free will offering to compensate our Gathering musicians. The church is located at 740 E Main Street, at the intersection of Main and 8th Streets. The Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula is one of the oldest churches in Ventura County and one of the first Universalist churches established on the West Coast. It is the oldest church building in the city of Santa Paula and is the bearer of a proud liberal religious heritage that dates back to mid-18th century America. For more information, call 805-525-4670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org