Sufi Singing Workshop at Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association (ARMTA)
Hemani has conducted workshops and lecture-demonstrations internationally for children, teenagers, and adults, and the following are the most prominent highlights: • Lecture-Demonstrations at the Semester at Sea, Spring 2020 Voyage • Lecture-Demonstrations Introduction to World Music and Music for Health, University of Alberta (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) • Lecture Demonstration at the Singing Storytellers' Conference, Cape Breton • Alberta Music Teachers' Association (2019) • Philosophy for Children Camp (2015) • The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE) (2012)
SUFI SINGING FOR SELF-EMPOWERMENT & HOPE (12 WEEK JOURNEY )
NEXT QUEST STARTING ON JANUARY 15TH
Sufi mystics' wisdom aims to unshackle the mind from the barriers that reinforce inequities based on race, gender, class, religion, ethnicity, and empowers people to live their Divine calling in this world. As a result of their power over people, Muslim orthodoxy has resented Sufi poets. In the contemporary world, elite structures, including corporate, intellectual, and spiritual elites, have exploited Sufi poetry and sounds to serve their agendas. Yet, these poems' beauty lies in their simplicity that connects a person with their place of inner truth and empowers them to fight the barriers and inequities they confront to realize their inner calling. Every person has a higher purpose in this world, and Sufi singing would bring you closer to your calling in ways that will enable you to shine your inner light even more brightly. This 12-week transformational journey called Sufi Singing for Self-Empowerment will empower you to challenge your life's status quo and contribute towards creating a just society.
In this course, we will learn about Sufi poetry and sing Sufi verses from South Asia using an understanding of raag and taal. This course does not require any pre-requisite in music. We will create an inter-cultural and inter-faith space to initiate a discussion about how the wisdom of Sufi poets can keep us more grounded in these trying times. The classes will explore common themes and tropes in South Asian Sufi poetry based on the instructor's ethnographic research at the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and learning from two master musicians in Sindh, Pakistan.
SUFI SINGING FOR SELF-EMPOWERMENT & HOPE MASTERCLASS SERIES
MASTERCLASS # 1 RELEASE YOUR INNER CIRCLE OF CHAOS WITH SUFI SINGING
Sufis have considered love as a school for self-empowerment and hope. Their lessons in the wisdom of love expressed through poetry and singing have inspired people worldwide to find the dost/yarr/habib (friend) within themselves. This masterclass series titled: Sufi Singing for Self-Empowerment and Hope focuses on understanding how we can apply the wisdom of Sufi poets to give ourselves the necessary love to heal from past traumas, abuse, injustices, or familiar feelings of abandonment, rejection, and lack of love and support?
The first MASTERCLASS in the series is titled: Releasing your Circle of Chaos with Sufi Singing, focuses on releasing habits, people, or situations that bring pain, anguish, disappointment, anger, or resentments in our life and no longer serve our well-being. We will be involved in guided meditation and journaling and learning the deeper meaning of Rumi’s poem: Na man behooda girday that focuses on the state of a lover longing for their beloved. Singing this poem will help us be kinder to ourselves and give ourselves the unconditional love to live life meaningfully and in a state of deep creative flow.