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Mystical Voice - The Sufi

23 November 2023

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

After critically acclaimed performances of ‘The Art of the Sufi’ at Sydney Opera House and ‘Mystical Voice’ in Canowindra Baroque Festival, Ayşe Göknur Shanal, returns to Australia’s famous landmark.

The wonderful Ayşe Göknur Shanalthe sheer beauty and dramatic power of her voice left me profoundly moved

Inge Southcott

‘Sit, be still, and listen…’ Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

The Sufi expresses her love and devotion for her Creator, through inspired melodies and words, longing to be closer…she strives for Oneness in herself, in the Humanity, in the Nature, in the Universe and with the One that created her…

The Muslim artist will share the inspired sacred works of the Islamic tradition in languages and cultures that span the Ummah, in an immersive and intimate musical experience…  

"Come, come, whoever you are. Whether you believe or not, whether you worship material things or whether you are a wise man. It does not matter. Our lodge is not a place of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a hundred times. Come, yet again, come..." Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

Presented by Ayse Goknur Shanal

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