Sufi Night

Ghalia Benali + Alireza Ghorbani & Alim Qasimov

For centuries, Sufism has extended a message of openness. Every year Bozar and Moussem organise the Sufi Night, which focuses on this philosophy.

Ghalia Benali

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.

Alim Quasimov & Alireza Ghorbani

An exceptional encounter between two great voices from two kindred cultures. Alireza Ghorbani, a poet from Iran, and Alim Qasimov, a mugham specialist from Azerbaijan, come together to serve the power of the Sufi message. In this new project presented on the occasion of Sufi Night, two musicians of international stature bring their voices together to amplify the Persian poetry of the Sufi master Rûmî (1207-1273) and the Azeri verses of the eminent Fuzûlî (ca 1483-1556). The boundaries between Persian and Azeri Turkish are blurred in a music that subtly combines traditional sounds with contemporary Middle Eastern influences.

For centuries, Sufism has extended a message of openness. Every year Bozar and Moussem organise the Sufi Night, which focuses on this philosophy.

Ghalia Benali

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.

Alim Quasimov & Alireza Ghorbani

An exceptional encounter between two great voices from two kindred cultures. Alireza Ghorbani, a poet from Iran, and Alim Qasimov, a mugham specialist from Azerbaijan, come together to serve the power of the Sufi message. In this new project presented on the occasion of Sufi Night, two musicians of international stature bring their voices together to amplify the Persian poetry of the Sufi master Rûmî (1207-1273) and the Azeri verses of the eminent Fuzûlî (ca 1483-1556). The boundaries between Persian and Azeri Turkish are blurred in a music that subtly combines traditional sounds with contemporary Middle Eastern influences.

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