Sufism vs Modernism: Fathy Salama and Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy

The sounds and rhythms of traditional Sufi chanting and contemporary Arabian jazz come together in a unique harmony of Arabic sounds. The Arab World’s only Grammy and BBC Awards winner, Fathy Salama, known for his band Sharkiat and his work on Youssou N’Dour’s Egypt, is joined by renowned Egyptian Sufi chanter, Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy.

The instrumental colors of Indian Ocean culture blend with the African-Arab synthesis of Taarab music. The Dhow Countries Music Academy is the only music school in Zanzibar dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music heritage of the Dhow Region with emphasis on teaching the traditional music styles of taarab, kidumbak and ngoma.

This performance is open to all ages.

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