Follow the whirling dervishes in their sama and zikr to the reeling intoxication that brings a glimpse of pure divine. Mystic music - the chants and incantations that are designed to bring about a union with god can never reek of that gaudy flourish or that cloyingly pleasant cadence of pop-hymns.
Mystic music, while appealing unhindered to your soul, and being effortless listening, can still never be syrupy or entirely beautiful.
Enjoy the sublime strains that come your way as Banyan Tree brings one of the most unprecedented assortment of mystic musicians from India and even Africa, for an evening that is bound to leave you in raptures. Banyan Tree has carried out this event 5 times before in Mumbai and in other places like Chennai and Pune. This is the second time this festival is being held in Hyderabad.
This year, it will feature some rare and unique forms of music from Assam, Kerala, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bengal, Hyderabad & Tibet. Included among them are:
Mystic Chants - Tibetan Monks
Jagar - Bharat Gusain & Group (Uttaranchal)
Zikr - Fakirs (Hyderabad)
Jikir - Jari, Sufi Songs - Hafeeza Begum Chaudhary & Group (Assam)
Shastanpaattu - Singers from Kerala
Sufi Kalam & Mystic Songs - Rana Khan, Mahesaram, Kachra Khan, Kulcham Bai and others
Mystic - Siddhi Goma (Drummers of Africa)
Baul Songs - Parvathi Baul, Madan Vairagya & others (Bengal)
Punjabi Sufi Kalams - Singers from Patiyala (Punjab)
Sufi Quawwali - Shameem-Nayeem Ajmeri & Group (Jaipur)
Munawar Massum & Group (Bhopal)
Jameel Shakeel Ataiwaris (UP)
Bandanawazi Brothers (Hyderabad)
Donor Cards at Rs.250/- per day is available at Planet M (Big Bazar, Punjagutta, Hyderabad Central), Sangeet Sagar (Basheerbagh, Prasad IMAX, MG Road, Secunderabad), Walden, and Odyssey. For further details, mail email@example.com, or call 3291-4783.