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Ultime Prière

Sacred songs of the East

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Video of the premiere on 5/11/2011 at Strasbourg Cathedral, with Adel Shams el Din on duf and Jasser Haj Youssef on viola d'amore.

The creation Ultime Prière, initiated by the Festival Les Sacitées Journées, was performed as a world premiere at Strasbourg Cathedral, as the opening act by Sister Marie Keyrouz


With this new repertoire, Fawzy Al-Aiedy evokes the spiritual memory of the East on Sufi texts by Hallaj, Ibn Arabi, Ibn El Faredh, mystical and innovative poets of the 9th and 13th centuries, known for their open-mindedness. He also interprets more recent texts.


In his eponymous composition, a piece already featured in a previous album, Fawzy sang about the suffering of peoples who were victims of war and injustice. In this new repertoire, Ultime Prière, he continues his spiritual quest. His musical compositions express the depth of the texts, make them resonate and serve the interior journey. The words vibrate, provoke suspended moments, spaces of peace. Music becomes an opportunity for dialogue, spirituality and exchanges between cultures; a glimmer of hope through a final prayer.


Fawzy's voice and oud, the vibrations of Khadija's quanoun and Adel's deep rhythms unite to form a human and artistic invocation.

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Fawzy Al-Aiedy Chant, Oud

Khadija El Afrit Quanoun

Adel Shams El Din Derbouka, Req


Unpublished duo Iraq / Syria

Sufi, Byzantine and Christian songs

Fawzy Al-Aiedy Chant, Oud

Kinan Alzouhir Vocals

The evening of October 12, 2018 will go down in the history of the festival The Sacred Days of Strasbourg with a first: the duet of a Christian and a singer of Muslim origin who have decided to unite their spiritual quests and their talents. The voice of bass-baritone Kinan Alzouhir from Syria and that, more acute, of the Franco-Iraqi composer-performer Fawzy Al-Aiedy paid homage to the universal religion of love through songs from the Sufi tradition and rites Syriac Christians. Two voices whose musical paths evolved in parallel, answered each other, to finally unite in a single breath. Is it a coincidence that the musicians relied on texts from Aramaic Christianity and Sufi Islam, two currents that come together in their attempt to find the primary source of Christianity and Islam: the love of God beyond any institutional constraint? In the texts of the great Persian mystic of the 9th century, the Sufi Mansur al-Hallaj as well as those of Ibn Arabi, we hear the echoes of the Song of Songs, texts by Meister Eckhart or Thérèse d'Avila ... Fawzy Al -Aiedy and Kinan Alzouhir made us hear and feel the spiritual unity of Muslims and Christians which was and can happen in a world where we will finally recognize salvation through love. They won over the public.

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DNA - Dostena LAVERGNE - 10/14/2018

Photographs: Dominique Secret, Bill Akwa Bétotè

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