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Sufism - the mystical branch of Islam - probably dates from before the time of the Prophet Mohammed but mainly flourished from the tenth century onwards. There are several great Sufi poets such as Rumi and Hafez, but music also plays a central role in Sufism, giving rise to a rich spiritual music tradition in the various brotherhoods which fanned out from Asia to Africa and Andalusia, which lives on today.
For the sixth Sufi Night in the Centre for Fine Arts we put together an exciting programme with new groups, together with Moussem.

14:00 @Vestiaire
- diwans.org - Demonstration of participatory online project.
- Diwans installation - audiovisual tome of poetry of diwans.org
@Salon royal
- A creative workshop - create your own visual poem
Max. 15 participants. By subscription: contact@polymorfilms.be

14:00 @Terarken
Workshop by Duraid Abbas: director, actor and Iraqi dancer. In English. By subscription: femke@moussem.be

17:00 @Hall M
Lecture: Abdellah Cherif Ouazzani “Le soufisme la voie mystique de l’islam” in French

18:00 @Hall M
Hassan Rahali & Ensemble Achadilia

19:00 @Hall M
Lecture: Marc Colpaert “Hafez and Goethe: free spirits and twinbrothers” In English

20:00 @Henry Le Bœuf Hall
- Sidi Goma music and dances, rituals mesmerizing.

- The best of young Moroccan Sufi singers
Rafik El Maai solo vocals,rebab, - Abdesselam Khaloufi solo vocals, lute - Mohammed Laroussi solo vocals, violin - Marouane Hajji solo vocals - Hakim Khizrane solo vocals - Ahmed El Maai vocals, qanun -  Abdessamad Chentouf Driquich alto violin - Noureddine Acha ney - Mohamed Hajjaj  tar - Ahmed Khaili darbuka drum

- ISMAIL COSAR muezzin and imam.
Ismail Cosar solist - Ali Toprak & Mustafa Akbas voice - Bilal Demiryurek, Hasan Cakar, Mehmet Fatih Dalyan, Cengiz Kumtemir, Berat Sahin & Abdullah Kandemir choir - Tanju Durak kanun - Halil Ugur Kutlu percussion - Mehmet Celaleddin Bicer ney - Tanju Kabaci keman - Ziver Dura ud