In the Footsteps of Rumi

Ghalia Benali, Kiya Tabassian & Constantinople

Opening concert

“Let silence take you to the core of life” is one of the many lines of poetry in which the 13th century poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi alludes to the power of silence. His mystical poetry still speaks to us in the 21st century. Kiya Tabassian and Ghalia Benali follow in this famous poet’s footsteps with the ensemble Constantinople. They will interpret a selection of more than his 100,000 poems in both Persian and Arabic. They embrace Rumi’s magic with music that has the power of the full moon.

Kiya Tabassian, setar and artistic leader
Ghalia Benali, voice
Neva Özgen, kemençe
Didem Başar, kanun
Charbel Rouhana, oud
Patrick Graham, percussion
Hamin Honari, percussion
Reza Abaee, gheychak

20:30 — 22:00

Church of Our Lady a.t. Dyle
Onze-Lieve Vrouwstraat


20 % Persian
20 % Arabic
30 % joy
30 % mysticism




25 euro (-26: 12 euro)