The Singer “Hafez Nazeri” and family in the picture
Broadcast interviews include a 9-minute on CNN’s Live From with Kyra Phillips (29 March 2006), BBC World Service’s program, The Ticket with Mark Coles (4/26/06), a live appearance on the Fox Channel (10 March 2006), and an exclusive on ABC News, following a recent New York City performance. In 2007, the Rumi Symphony Project, which is Hafez’s most passionate and ambitious undertaking to date, culminated in a major work to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Rumi’s birth. Deepak Chopra translated Rumi’s poems for Nazeri’s recording and wrote an introduction to the work. The project was premiered in Los Angeles where it received nine standing ovations.