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.
Shye Ben Tzur &
The Rajasthan Express
Courtesy: Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai
Among the Sufi music repertoire, qawwali is specially regarded as the most accessible Indian musical form leading to spiritual crescendo. This collaborative event seeks to explore the boundaries of qawwali with its presentation in Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu, accompanied by traditional as well as some Western instruments.