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Sufism and Music
11/17/2017 3:30 PM
AGA KHAN COUNCIL FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
ISMAILI JAMATKHANA | NORCROSS, GEORGIA
The Aga Khan Council for the Southeastern United States in collaboration with Georgia State University's Rialto Center for the Arts and Emory University's Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS) cordially invite you to an interactive session
The Fourth Light Project is a tribute to the first female Sufi mystic and poet Rabia Al Basri who was born in the 8th century in Iraq. She is recognized as a saint as she was the one who set forth the doctrine of Divine Love and non-duality, which today lie at the heart of Sufi mysticism. Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics.
An Immersive Multi-Media Experience, described as “mystical music with a modern edge,” NIYAZ seamlessly blends medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from Iran and surrounding Persian Gulf countries with rich acoustic instrumentation, sacred dance performance, and state-of-the-art electronics. Azam Ali’s exquisite vocals in Dari, Farsi, Urdu and Turkish transport one instantly to distant lands and states of mind. NIYAZ creates a synthesis of sound, space, image and light, inviting the audience inside the art to share in a unique multi-sensory experience!