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“Listen to the reed and the tale it tells, how it sings of separation” The Song of the Reed (Masnavi, Book 1: Line 1)

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About the Film

When Amar Chebib traveled to Syria in 2010, the music he encountered awakened something in him unlike anything he had experienced before. Read more.

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The Lovers

Wajd features renowned musicians, Sufi masters, music scholars and artists from Syria, Turkey, Europe and North America who are featured in telling the story of Wajd: Music, Politics, & Ecstasy. Meet them here.

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Documentary Team

In the summer of 2010, Amar and his buddy Nathaniel ventured to Syria with a video camera and a sound recorder to capture Arab-Turkish music. Learn more.

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The Music

Wajd captures unique and captivating performances of the inspired music from the Ottoman Empire. Listen here.