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Shebi Arus

Shebi Arus is the Whirling Dervish Ceremony that celebrates the union of Mevlana Rumi with the Beloved.

Join us for this beautiful ceremony at Colet House, The Study Society, for an exchange of love between the audience and dervishes. 

Please note that the doors close at the earlier time of 7.30pm, after which time there will be no one to open the door. Early seating by 7.00pm is strongly advised.

Please bring a dish of food for yourself and each of your guests to share after the Mukabele in the studio downstairs.


The ceremony will be accompanied by live music: The Acemaşiran Ayin was composed by Hüseyin Fahreddin Dede, one of the last Mevlevi Dedes of the 20th century. He was born in October 1854 in Istanbul and followed his family line in the order. He was not only fluent in Farsi and French, but was also a very well-rounded musician, composer, and ney virtuoso. The Acemaşiran Ayin is his most well known musical composition, which was first performed in April 1885 in Istanbul.
The whirling dervish ceremony, known as Mukabele (coming face to face), may be described as a form of worship, and music is one of the main elements of the ritual. The music of the Mevlevi Order is based on the Turkish makam tradition, the makam being a type of scale or mode. The music accompaniment is called Ayin-i Şerif, and it is composed according to a specific set of theoretical rules of tonality, rhythmic structure and melodic contour. In its classic form, the Mevlevi orchestra consists of ney (reed flute), kudüm (a pair of small drums), halile (a pair of cymbals), and voice. The music this evening will be played by our resident mutrib (musicians).

Led by The Study Society

Held at Colet House in the Top Studio

Friday - 13 / 12 / 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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