Noureddine Khourchid & the Whirling Dervishes of Syria
The Path of Ecstasy
22 DEC 2017
Ticket 20/25 Euro
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Several mystical tales attribute a divine origin to music recounting that the soul, whose very nature is celestial, refused to take form, but was seduced by the voice of an angel ordered by God to settle inside the body so as to attract it there. It is now trapped inside the body, but has kept a nostalgia for its origins ever since it was parted from them.
All this has been wonderfully put into words by the great mystic Jaladdin al-Rumi in his famous poem The Nay’s Lament : “Listen to the story told by the reed, of being separated Since I was cut from the reedbed, I have made this crying sound,. that draws tears in man and wornan alike […]. Anyone far from their source, longs to go back.” This is how the Sufis sing of their separation from the original source and their ardent desire to be reunited with it.
Lead Voice: Noureddin Khourchid
choirs & Riqq:Hassan Arbach
choirs & Duff: Mohamad Kahil and Hamdi Malas
choirs: Adel Halima
choirs & Ud: Basem Kadmani
whirling dervish: Hatem Aljamal and Mahmoud Altaier