Sama’a: The Mystic Ecstasy
Festival of Sufi Music
Friday, 10th to Sunday, 12th November
An NCPA Presentation
Based on the mystical branch of Islam, Sufi music seeks to unite listeners with the divine. The pain of separation from the creator is at the core of Sufi lyrics and music; and hence the longing to dissolve the physical realm and transcend into the spiritual universe with sama’a, the practice of listening to music, chanting and whirling, finally culminating in spiritual ecstasy. Sufi music is practised in different regions of the world through myriad genres.
Sufi Soul – The Mystic Music of Islam
Documentary with English Subtitles (50 mins/2013)
An English documentary written and presented by William Dalrymple
Directed by Simon Broughton
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 4.50 pm.