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Al Firdaus Live in Concert - An evening of Sufi music from Al Andalus - Car...

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Al Firdaus Ensemble based in Granada was founded in 2012 by the English violinist and singer Ali Keeler and includes musicians from England, Spain, and Morocco.

The unique sound of their music is due to a synthesis of different musical styles. These include original compositions of a more Western classical character with influences from both Celtic and Flamenco traditions, and arrangements of songs drawn from the rich heritage of traditional sufi music from Arabic, Andalusi and Turkish sources. The words of the songs are mainly in Arabic drawn from the poetry of the great sufis from Al Andalus and the Arab world such as Ibn Arabi and Al Shushtari. Also within their repertoire are musical adaptations of poems in aljamiado, the Spanish language written by the Moriscos using the Arabic script.

They use a combination of Arabic and Western classical instruments in addition to the flamenco guitar, and have a range of singers, some of whom are soloists and others who sing in the choruses.

They have performed in concerts and international festivals all over Europe, the US, Canada, North Africa, Turkey, Lebanon and Malaysia.

They released their first album Safa in 2014 and have just released their new album Nur (July 2017). This will be the first opportunity to hear tracks from their new album.
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