Bait Al Zubair Sufi Music Festival begins from January 23

Oman Saturday 21/January/2023 19:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Bait Al Zubair Sufi Music Festival begins from January 23

Muscat: As part of its celebrations of the Silver Jubilee, Bait Al Zubair Foundation is organising Bait Al Zubair Sufi Music Festival (second edition) over three nights.

The theatre of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort will host the festival from January 23-25 and three bands from inside and outside Oman.

The bands will sing poems by great poets such as Ibn Al-Farid, Rabia Al-Adawiya, and Sheikh Jaed Al-Kharousi, accompanied by a professional performance individually and collectively.

The festival will host Sheikh Hamed Dawood Group on the first day whose works are basically related to classical Sufi poets, especially inspired by the famous Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi.

The group contains prestigious artists with long professional careers and with the experience of numerous performances in different parts of the world, performing one of the most captivating aspects of Syrian’s traditional arts with a spiritual musical atmosphere that leads to entering the universe of mystical art.

While the second day, the Omani Zawyia Band will perform, which is a band concerned with mystical and humanistic music. The band was founded in 2015 and has local and Arab participation, including the Fez International Festival of Spiritual Music in Morocco.

The well-known Tanzanian artist, Yahya Baihaqi Hussain, is participating with the band, where he is one of the performers of supplications known for their many participations at the Arab and international levels.

The festival nights will be concluded with the Egyptian band, Al-Hadrah for Sufi music. It is a singing group that aims to transfer the heritage of Egyptian Sufi societies to theaters, in an artistic manner preserving the most significant components of the Egyptian popular religious heritage.

This edition of the festival comes after the success of the first edition of the Festival of Sufi Music, which hosted Ibn Arabi Band from Morocco, Farid Ayaz Band from Pakistan, Salar Aqili Band from Iran, and Al-Zawiya Band from the Sultanate of Oman. In its first edition, the festival received wide praise from fans of Sufi music.

It is worth noting that this festival is available to attend free of charge, and it comes in partnership with the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, Oman Air, Zubair Automotive, Zeenah, Photo Centre, and Oman Oasis. This partnership comes to emphasize the role played by various parties for the vitality of cultural action.

In addition to expanding the horizon of its coordinates, which expects partnership and systemic cooperation that lead to new and diverse extensions in cultural content that serve the aspirations of those interested and the current trends of cultural discourse.