Religion and all that jazz


My photo shows a Sufi shrine in the Chellah necropolis at Rabat, Morocco. Sufism comes in many flavours, but at its core is the individual's search for truth and knowledge. It focuses attention on the Divine through self-knowledge, and uses music, poetry, dance and meditation to tune out the interference of the ego and achieve unity with the Divine. The Chellah is a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis and is the venue for the annual Chellah Jazz Festival. The festival's theme is “European jazz – Moroccan music” and it is a joint EU and Moroccan Ministry of Culture initiative. Below is a video featuring some of the 'Fourth world music' that is created at the festival by culturally diverse musicians who are well aware of the terrible danger of avoiding dangers.



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