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Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī



An interactive film and music festival celebrating the Persian poet, scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. Be enlighten and inspired by his thoughts, his heart, and his spirit.


An interactive film and music festival celebrating the Persian poet, scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. Be enlighten and inspired by his thoughts, his heart, and his spirit.

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)

April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Verge Center for the Arts (625 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811)

April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)


$20.00 (adult pre-sale)

$25.00 (adult at-the-door)

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Collaborating Artists

With a focus on Divine Love as the central, binding force of all creation, One Through Love brings together a growing, international group of knowledgeable Rumi “Lovers”. We invite you to experience Rumi’s poetry and teachings through the multi-lingual film clips on this cinematic website. Participate in our live webcasts. Come! Listen! Join this unique “Gathering of Lovers”.


Cultural & Educational Media (CEM Productions) is a San Francisco Bay Area based 501c3 non-profit media group producing films, TV series, and web-based programming that promote new insights on the meaning and depths of human existence. CEM uses the power of film and storytelling to inspire, bring together, and unify people and audiences worldwide.


“CEM” is a powerful concept in several languages – pronounced, “GEM” in Turkish and “Jam” in Arabic and Farsi – CEM as a verb means “to bring together” or “to unite.” As a noun, CEM means “a gathering” or “a community that has been brought together.” We invite you to explore CEM’s exceptional library of award-winning programming with unique and compelling human stories, memorable characters, knowledgeable teachers, and intimate and insightful journeys into different cultures, wisdom traditions, and world-views.CEM is now combining web-based distribution with social networking and traditional television broadcast to engage new audiences worldwide. We invite you to journey through some of our memorable video “gems.” We hope you enjoy our site and share it with your interested friends.



Parisa Soultani is CEM’s Director of Digital Media, Senior Web Producer, and Editor. Since late 2009, she’s devised and executed digital best practices to grow CEM’s viewership, impact, and fundability. Her work and influence spans across creative envisioning, planning and fundraising, production, post-production, and distribution, creating original content for broadcast and web, producing live webcasts, building online outreach and distribution models, online and offline community building, social media strategy, and impact measurement and analytics.

She is the Co-producer, Editor and Host for ONE THROUGH LOVE project, on the poetry and teachings of Jalaluddin Rumi. Parisa is also Host and Editor for the bi-lingual television series BRIDGE TO IRAN on Link TV, and Series Technical Director and Editor for the PBS/Link TV television series GLOBAL SPIRIT.

She was born and raised in Iran where she studied Software Engineering at Tehran Azad University. Before coming to the U.S. in 2006, she studied Computer Technology and Information Systems at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. In the U.S. she earned her B.A. in International Business at Sacramento State University and her M.A. in Humanities at San Francisco State University with a focus on Rumi.



Due to his in-depth study of the music of different cultures, Alex Jenkins’ playing transcends musical traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is heavily influenced by his study of Tabla. As a result, he has become known for his creative approach to music and his unique ability to fuse rhythmic ideas from various disciplines, into one cohesive sound.

Alex has studied Music, Drums and Percussion at CSUS Sacramento, The Ali Akbar Khan School of Music in San Rafael and Drummers Collective in New York. In Addition, He performs and records regularly, around California and beyond, playing a variety of music (on both Drum set and Tabla) including, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion, Indian Classical and just about everything in between. Alex leads his own group called “The Alex Jenkins Quartet” which continues to keep a very busy performing and touring schedule, playing more than 100 shows a year.

Currently, Alex teaches percussion at Skip’s Music, Sacramento, William Land Elementary School and at Howe Ave Elementary. In addition, he keeps a busy teaching and clinic schedule which include workshops and clinics for various schools such as CSUS, American River College, Cosumnes River College, California College of the Arts in Oakland, UC Merced, Wood Creek High School, Orange Open Middle School, Citrus Heights Elementary, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, The Drum Lab, Davis Waldorf School, Whitney Elementary and various music stores around California.

Purchase Tickets

APR 26 – Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)

APR 27 – Verge Center for the Arts (Sacramento)

APR 28 – Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)

SEASON PASS (2018-19)

DONATION (2018-19)

Your gift to Vox Musica enables us to fulfill our mission of making music worth sharing, our priceless gift to our community. Living performances of sterling quality, local and world premieres of exciting new works, community-based music education, and original collaborative works between local artists, composers, musicians, and students are only made possible by your generosity.