Saturday, March 22, 2008
JUST IN TIME FOR THE PERSIAN NEW YEAR*
Tonight (March 22) there's a once-in-a-lifetime concert, called A Mystical Journey. It features who's-who of the world's finest singers, musicians and dancers performing music from various Sufi and other esoteric traditions of Islam.
In a sense, they are engaged in a form of bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion):
The Sufi and other esoteric traditions of Islam manifest their beliefs through diverse forms of devotion ranging from ecstatic movements in dance to meditative exercises in quiet solitude. These acts of devotion seek the promise of enlightenment which offers a divinely-graced vision, moral clarity and all encompassing love. Enlightenment in these esoteric traditions speaks of a dissolution of the very self in a union with the divine that words cannot easily convey and thus music, poetry and dance become critical forms of expression.
It's at 8 at downtown's tony Cadillac Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $22.50 - which is a steal. More here.