Concert on the 750th anniversary of Maulana Rumi's death
Concert on the 750th anniversary of Maulana Rumi's death. Rumi was a connector of worlds, and so "Mu'izza-Rumi's Cat" also plays soul music beyond traditions and cultural boundaries. Phases of meditative to groovy improvisation transition into songs and communal chants.
Traditional oriental instruments such as rubab, oud, saz and the ney flute meet saxophone and electric piano. The mystical poetry of the Sufis becomes contemporary language and a free version of the traditional dervish dance.
Dieter Halbach (rubab, oud, saz, vocals), Raffael B. Kircher (saxophone, electric piano), Moussa R. Rosenfeld (ney flute, dhaf, tombak, udu), Claire Fontanille (dervish dance)