The 12th edition of Sufi Night takes us to Senegal and Turkey. Sufism was introduced into this West African country as early as the 12th century, and it is still vibrant today. We therefore welcome Sheikh Papa Djimbira Sow, an extraordinary performer of Qasidas (odes of praise to the Prophet), and member of the Qadiriyya brotherhood. Another prestigious guest is renowned Senegalese author, composer and performer Jupiter Diop, who, accompanied by members of the Baye Fall brotherhood, will present their famous chanting ritual sitting in a circle. Finally, Ömer Tuğrul Inançer, acclaimed specialists of traditional Turkish music, and the Istanbul Turkish Historical Music Ensemble will introduce the audience to the devran ceremony. To learn more about the sublime world of Sufism, visitors can also attend a screening of Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud’s film A Thousand and One Voices in the presence of the director, and a conference by Dr. Bakary Sambe on “Islam and Sufism in Senegal”.
15:00 LES MILLE ET UNE VOIX film by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
16:45 MAHMOUD BEN MAHMOUD talk
17:30 DR. BAKARY SAMBE lecture
19:00 ÖMER TUĞRUL İNANÇER talk
20:00 ISTANBUL HISTORICAL TURKISH MUSIC ENSEMBLE concert
21:10 BAYE FALL ritual
21:45 PAPA DJIMBIRA SOW & LE NOUROU SALAM concert