Jun 5, 2010 11:00 AM
at the Caroline Wiess Law Building
Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam
Saturdays, June 5 and 12
Screenings at: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Music lies at the heart of the practice and traditions of Sufism—the mystical dimension of Islam that seeks to experience oneness with God on an intimate, personal level. From the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey to qawwali in Pakistan, Sufism has produced some of the world´s most spectacular music celebrated by people of all faiths.
In the 49-minute documentary Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam, acclaimed historian and travel writer William Dalrymple explores Sufism and its music in different parts of the Islamic world, including Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, and Morocco.
The film includes performances by some of the world´s greatest Sufi musicians—Youssou N´Dour, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mercan Dede, Abida Parveen, Sain Zahoor, Galata Mevlevi Ensemble, Kudsi Erguner, Goonga and Mithu Sain, Junoon, and Abdennebi Zizi.
Sufi Soul is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, on view at the MFAH through August 8.