Whirling Dervishes Of Damascus
Label: Chant du Monde
Ensemble AL KINDI, Sheikh Hamza Shakkûr
Shaykh Hamza Shakkur, the great Munshid of Damascus, sings the praises of divine love and God's prophet Muhammed in sublime, deep tones, whilst the musicians of the Al-Kindi Ensemble reply to him, alternating subtle flourishes and arabesques with refined preludes. This is how a real session of Sama' proceeds - it is a truly spiritual concert, a dialogue with the angels, where the only distraction from our state of bliss is the rustling of the dervishes' robes.