SUFI NIGHT

Ghalia Benali - Eric Geoffroy

SUFI NIGHT
Ghalia Benali in concert
Eric Geoffroy - online lecture

Every year Moussem and BOZAR present an evening dedicated to the rich and diverse tradition of Sufism, the spiritual branch of Islam.

Ghali Benali sings Sufi poets

The Belgian-Tunisian Ghalia Benali is a singer, actress, writer and visual artist. She sings in the classical Arabic language, but through her compositions she brings together a wide range of influences: from Arab folk to jazz and from contemporary lounge to classical Indian music. With her graceful, magical voice, Ghalia seems to be able to switch effortlessly between these different genres and cultural traditions. Especially for this Sufi Night Ghalia brings the programme "Hadret Ishq" حضرة عشق , an anthology of the immense and rich repertoire of Sufi poets; a programme ranging from ancient texts to contemporary voices, with the accent on Sufism as a lifestyle, more than just a faith.

What can we learn from Sufi wisdom today?
Eric Geoffroy

Sufi specialist and Islamologist Eric Geoffroy lectures at the University of Strasbourg. In this lecture he examines the meaning of spirituality and Sufism in contemporary societies. What can the basic values of universal Sufism - respect for man and nature, asceticism, modesty, spirituality, unity, harmony and beauty - teach us about the great challenges of our time; globalisation, the ecological question and the theme of gender equality?

by / with

Line-up Ghalia Benali:
Ghalia Benali - Vocals
Moufadhel Adhoum - Oud
Vincent Noiret - Contrabass
Abdelali Jazouli - Percussions
Nejib Farjallah - Percussions
Pascale Snoek - Electronics

SUFI NIGHT
Ghalia Benali in concert
Eric Geoffroy - online lecture

Every year Moussem and BOZAR present an evening dedicated to the rich and diverse tradition of Sufism, the spiritual branch of Islam.

Ghali Benali sings Sufi poets

The Belgian-Tunisian Ghalia Benali is a singer, actress, writer and visual artist. She sings in the classical Arabic language, but through her compositions she brings together a wide range of influences: from Arab folk to jazz and from contemporary lounge to classical Indian music. With her graceful, magical voice, Ghalia seems to be able to switch effortlessly between these different genres and cultural traditions. Especially for this Sufi Night Ghalia brings the programme "Hadret Ishq" حضرة عشق , an anthology of the immense and rich repertoire of Sufi poets; a programme ranging from ancient texts to contemporary voices, with the accent on Sufism as a lifestyle, more than just a faith.

What can we learn from Sufi wisdom today?
Eric Geoffroy

Sufi specialist and Islamologist Eric Geoffroy lectures at the University of Strasbourg. In this lecture he examines the meaning of spirituality and Sufism in contemporary societies. What can the basic values of universal Sufism - respect for man and nature, asceticism, modesty, spirituality, unity, harmony and beauty - teach us about the great challenges of our time; globalisation, the ecological question and the theme of gender equality?

music / lecture / moussem co-production