Great night with Bachar Zarkan: The Hallaj of Hope

On Sunday 8th of July, Fans of Sufi art enjoyed a night of singing and devotion with Syrian singer Bachar Zarkan who sang verses from the divine poetry of famous Arab poets like Ibn Arabi, Ibn Al-Faridh, and Al-Hallaj and extended their rich legacy to the work of contemporary poet and literary icon Mahmoud Darwish.
Zarkan’s Damascus roots bring with them an enthralling blend of Syrian and Egyptian musical heritage, which together with styles such as the Iraqi maqam, carry an innovative expressivity and bring a remarkable distinction to an already astonishing musical culture.