Musical Performance: Alwan Ensemble presents the poetry of Ibn Arabi

Tue, May 3, 2016 8:00 pm at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

Tarjuman al Ashwaq (Interpreter of Desires) by Ibn Al Arabi for strings and voice performed by the Alwan Ensemble (UAE Premiere)

Music by Amir ElSaffar

The Alwan Ensemble features:

George Ziadeh, voice and oud
Amir ElSaffar, santur, trumpet, and voice
Zafer Tawil,
Tim Moore,
Naseem Alatrash, cello
Dena ElSaffar, violin
Tareq Abboushi, buzuq

Ibn Al Arabi is among the most revered Sufi philosophers, whose work embodies the ideals of love and transcendence. Tarjuman al Ashwaq (Interpreter of Desires), a collection of 61 poems cast in the person of Nizam, is an exploration of the divine and ecstatic nature of unity in the variety of the manifest world.

Last updated: 2016-04-27 16:45:47

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