Sheikh Yasin Al-Tuhami - Fes Festival

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Sheikh Yasin al-Tuhami live at Fes; A great Sufi or rather 'Munshid' singer, Sheikh Yasin al-Tuhâmi is one of the greatest Egyptian representatives of this tradition of poetry and declamation. The son of the Imam at the Great Mosque, he was always fascinated by Sufi art and taught himself music from an early age. He belongs to a tradition of religious chant where theory and practice are closely intertwined. His incantations come from the Islam of the street, his improvisations convey reassurance and hope, taking pleasure in words, puns and rhymes. Fortunately, one doesn't have to speak Arabic to join in the trance. TV director Niko Sardjvéladzé (51 min)