With music by the Keemia Ensemble:
December 17 2009
Vancouver BC Canada
A Mother Tongue Media &
We invite you into
the ecstatic poetry and prayer of thirteenth century Sufi mystic
Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi. Discover why he is widely read throughout the
world and why his message transcends cultural, national and religious
boundaries. Enjoy the weaving of poetry, music and devotional dance in
this evening that celebrates the mystical traditions within Islam.
Be awed by the passionate love poetry of Rumi as
read by members of the Vancouver Rumi Society. Witness
local whirling dervishes in Sema - with Post Shaikh Majid Buell - the
sacred ceremony where dervishes turn in place with one palm extended
upward to receive and one extended downward to give. Precise ecstacy.
Meditation in motion. A dance to the divine.
Amir O'Loughlin (Vocals, Guitar, Oud, Composer)
Ali Ramzy (Tar,
Reza Honari (Kemanche)
Hamin Honari (Daf, Tombak)
den Doel (Ney)