Darshan (meaning 'myth-maker', 'seeker', 'deliverer of the drash') is a multi-media content production platform that combines Jewish text and tradition with a radical commitment to creative inspiration and cultural innovation.
At it's core, Darshan is a musical project that brings together the soul-stirring melodies of Shir Yaakov Feit and Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter) with the spine-tingling rap/poetry of Eden Pearlstein (ePRHYME). Each song is equal parts Melody, Poetry, Prayer, and Midrash. Darshan performs in a variety of configurations ranging from stripped-down acoustic duets to plugged-in big-stage ensembles.
Additionally, Darshan creates cutting-edge video content, curates a series of poetic essays, and offers a number of unique learning and liturgical opportunities including classes and workshops that connect Jewish mystical teachings with the creative process, musical prayer and meditation experiences, and full on Shabbatons. .
"Deeper and Higher," Darshan's debut full length album, was Produced by Downtown "Radical Jewish Culture" heavyweight Jamie Saft (Electric Masada, The Dreamers, New Zion Trio). The album provides a perfect audio snapshot of Darshan at their most passionate, poetic, subtle and psychedelic. It is truly a collection of unlikely and eclectic influences including:
The Roots, Rebbe Nachman, Pink Floyd, and Perek Shirah.