Ouverture spirituelle • Al-Tariqa Al-Gazoulia: Sufi Chants 1
Al-Tariqa al-Gazoulia is a Sufi order whose members preach and practice love, understanding and tolerance. The relationship between man and God, the soul’s longing for unification with the divine is essential to them. To Sufis, music serves to experience God through rapture and ecstasy. Out of silence, God is invoked with the voice alone, joined gradually by oriental instruments like the Arab lute oud, the reed flute ney and the frame drum daf. No two rituals are the same since they all develop from the experience of the moment. At their culmination, nature and humanity are celebrated euphorically.
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Sheikh Salem Algazouly, Musical Direction