Friday, May 11, 2007

Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana at 10dB

The 10dB festival in Burjassot is always excellent and the programme diverse.
Last Sunday there was a performance by the Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana, whirling derviches under the guidance of Hasan Dede. It took place in the square in front of the Ayuntamiento in the town and was free to all.
First the musicians played a variety of songs to Allah and then came the dervishes, ten of them, five men and five women, dressed in long black robes and tall fezes. After kneeling before their spiritual leader they shed their black to reveal whit and brightly colored jackets and 'skirts' and so they whirled. It was all very beautiful and on a warm early summer's evening, very uplifting!

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