In Conversation: Ghalia Benali discusses ‘Hadret Ishq’ (‘the Sufi Project’)

In Conversation: Ghalia Benali discusses ‘Hadret Ishq’ (‘the Sufi Project’)

COSMOS

Tunisian-Belgian artist Ghalia Benali presented her new project ‘Hadret Ishq’, or the Sufi Project, live at Le Guess Who? 2021. The video premiere of the performance can be seen during this edition of COSMOS. Additionally, Ghalia Benali will discuss the context and background of this project with music critic and editor Anupa Mistry, explaining more about the reinterpretation of Sufi songs and poems, some of which were written and composed over thousand years ago, and some of which were created today by young authors from the Middle East. Benali aims at redefining the Sufi stereotypes by bringing together the old and new, proving that Sufism is and has always been omnipresent.

Photography by Karim El Hayawan

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