Whirling and Chanting — Sacred Movement and Chanting from the Sufi and Kabbalah traditions
An experiential two hour workshop with one of the Whirling Dervishes of the Mevalvi Order (of Mevlana Rumi linage), Yuval Ron and his Ensemble featuring the stunning Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, on the inner workings of Whirling, the ecstatic Sufi practice of moving prayer-meditation and Kabbalistic mystical prayers that unify body and soul through unifying the four nature Elements.
$30 in advance/ $35 day of
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg. He was awarded with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. Yuval's first book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won the Gold Medal for Best Book in the Spirituality Category at the Indie Book Awards 2015. To listen to the music of Yuval Ron and to find more information about his recordings, books, talks, master-classes, workshops and concerts, please visit: yuvalronmusic.com