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November 13, 2020
Amir Amiri (santour), Sardar Mohamad Jani (tar et oud), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (whirling dervish), (Quebec)
Sema or Sufi whirling means mystic audition. It is an active meditation or rather, a turning prayer inspired by Persian mystic philosopher and poet Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273). Widely considered a universal symbol of peace, Sema is always accompanied by poetry and music, and its original form was always improvised. The future is ancient and the music keeps us alive.