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Dance of Unity, Dance of Peace: An Evening of Rumi’s Poetry, Sufi Music, and Whirling Dervishes

  • The Community House 415 West 8th Street Hinsdale, IL, 60521 United States (map)

Dance of Unity, Dance of Peace with Al-Sham Ensemble and Dervishes

An Evening of Rumi’s Poetry, Sufi Music, and Whirling Dervishes

The music of the Sufi tradition, as well as poetry of Rumi and his teacher Shams al-Din Mohammad Tabrizi, will be featured throughout the ceremony. In tradition with the sama (listening) and dhikr (remembrance), Sufi rituals of unity, we invite you to join us with musicians and dervishes (dancers) in our ceremony of meditation, celebration, inspiration, and peace.

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NAI Events Productions -
Specialized in live music events production. Booking live bands, musicians and other cultural productions with a focus on modern, traditional, and contemporary Arabic music.

Intercultural Music Production (ICMP)
Is a cultural arts organization committed to empowering a global community through performance, education, and production. The partners and artists at ICMP have worked with organizations and musicians from around the world and specialize in a variety of styles including Middle Eastern, North African, Andalusian, Greek, Turkish, South Asian music, and more. ICMP works extensively with international schools, consulates, interfaith groups, and arts organizations. With strong ties to the international music community through years of performing and teaching, ICMP also provides referrals and consultation for world music education and cultural events. For more information visit:

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) 
Challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, "which unites all art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind." As an Ensemble, CDE collaboratively creates thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts, and literary text. For 18 years, CDE has created new works for the stage and has produced annual festivals bringing together artists from multiple disciplines. For more information visit:

Hani Dahshan (Qanoun)

Bilal Malley (Percussion)

Khalil Malley (Percussion) 

Aboud Agha (Oud)

Naeif Rafeh (Nay)

Walid Hajali (Bass)

Mohanned Zahabi (Cello)

Emad Ibrahim (Violin)

Adnan Tarakji 

Ellyzabeth Adler 

Lucy Vurusic Riner

Maggie Robinson