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Spring of Consciousness: The Mystical Poetry of the Sufis

  • Florence Hollis Hand Chapel 2100 Foxhall Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Collaborating with Amir Vahab was RSSA’s first endeavor reaching out into the local music scene through Multiflora Production. RSSA, however, stayed true to their educational roots by hosting the concert at GWU through a third student organization, the Afghan Student Association. Amir Vahab and his ensemble are one of the few authentic musicians who upholds the traditions of authentic Mevlevi whirling, master-student relationship through weekly lessons, and a profound expertise on metaphysical Sufi doctrine that is presented alongside the music. Through the partnership with the GWU Afghan Student Association, the concert was held in the historic Hand Chapel on the GWU Mount Vernon Campus and all tickets were free.

On the same weekend, RSSA arranged for Amir Vahab to debut at DC’s world music stage-- Capital Fringe alongside another RSSA partner, the Shakti Foundation. This partnership will prove to be monumental in working together with like minded organization, as Shakti Foundations focuses exclusively on immigrant populations. This show was also sold out.