~ Hear Our Holy Music ~
Say one healing word,
trigger what’s higher,
I’ll hold your hand,
nurture what’s pure,
hear our holy Music~
© 2014 Aïda Touré
The English translation of this interview is here. You may click on the images to enlarge them. Thank you all for your support and the kind emails you send my way~ I’m going to reply to each one, inshAllah.
From an early age, I wondered from whence came this immensity around us: the sky, oceans, stars, mountains, nature in general, all this spectacle fascinated and intrigued me.
Yes these three arts unravel to express the same idea of rapture that is continuous, timeless; through my artistic activities, I aspire to honor it and to share it with my fellow beings because it emanates from this luminescence in us all that unites us in the same Source.
I think there is a sort of awakening, people are getting more and more interested in the richness of their ancestral culture that was demeaned by colonization, they fervently reclaim their rights to be free, to prosper, to be respected, they do not want to be treated as excluded citizens on their own land so they demand that the representatives of institutions harmonize with this momentum instead of attempting to suppress it. People are revolted by the confiscation of their resources, and even culturally this sentiment is increasingly expressed by African artists and it will intensify until there is real change.
All poems, texts & artwork are copyighted 2003-2012 by Aïda Touré.
Visual Sufi Poetry by Aida Toure is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.