Concert A Night Under Eastern Skies by Al-Kindi, Mercan Dede and Niyaz at Holland Festival 2015.
The mystical ways of sufism will descend on Paradiso, in A Night Under Eastern Skies, transporting you from classical Arab Sufi music to its 21st century incarnation. The concert is opened by the Al-Kindi ensemble from Istanbul, who return to the source of the classical repertoire on traditional instruments. Then, the traditional music blends with the hypnotising, sufi-inspired pop music of Niyaz. Having had a number of hits in the charts, this will be their Dutch debut for which they will enter into an exciting partnership with the Turkish Sufi DJ Mercan Dede. Featuring the unmistakable voice of singer Azam Ali, Niyaz will bring their unique mix of poetry, sufi music, pop music and trance-like electronica to the stage. The concert is livened up by the whirling moves of a modern dervish. Mercan Dede will stay on after the concert for a DJ set taking us into the small hours of the night.