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The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group – Passing Down The Spirit –


Passing Down The Spirit – The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group from Kabul in Afghanistan. C21 Troy interviews Zhara Qadir spokesperson for The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group on their recent tour [2009] of the UK at the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland.

Zahra gives a brief explanation about the history and inspiration of Qawwali music and the musicins who perfom at Sufi houses all over the world.

The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali group have been playing for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded Qawali groups of Afghanistan. They have toured India, Russia, Tajikistan, all over Afghanistan and last year came to London and toured Scotland, brought over by Reel Afghanistan, the first Afghan Festival in the UK

Last year [2008] the group raised £7000, which they donated to widows and children disabled by war, with the help of the British Council.

If you would like any further information or are interested in supporting them during their next visit to the UK please contact Zhara Qadir through this channel or email below

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The substance and meaning of Sufism

The substance of Sufism is the Truth and the meaning of Sufism is the selfless experiencing and actualization of the Truth.

The practice of Sufism

The practice of Sufism is the intention to go towards the Truth, by means of love and devotion. This is called the tariqat, the spiritual path or way towards God.

The definition of the Sufi

The sufi is one who is a lover of Truth, who by means of love and devotion moves towards the Truth, towards the perfection which all are truly seeking. As necessitated by love’s jealousy, the sufi is taken away from all except the Truth.
by Khaniqahi Nimatullahi

The Poem – by George Murevesi – I am the poem – Seeds Of Thought

‘The Poem ‘- by George Murevesi from the Internet & Digital video feature “I am the poem” about Glasgow based Arts group ‘Seeds Of Thought’ and their spoken word and acoustic music events throughout the city.

“for me the scope of it goes beyond just the ‘poem’ it is more of endurance, perseverance and survival ..” George Murevesi

video project director / producer
C21 Troy


The Poem

presses smitten
spirits broken
shortwaves jammed
dissenters blamed and jailed
world in a shame
nobles going insane
its l
raw and dry
to the rescue
retrieved from the blue
l laugh at this zoo
called the world
of mortals insecure and cold
l am
the Poem

l imply
and cry
til pens run dry
poets and none alike
test my psyche
l am generous
and handle any fuss
l appease
and please
the kings
in their ditherings
l am
the Poem

l capture emotions
of individuals and nations
am misused and abused
hailed and booed
l am adaptive
ask the captive
l dine with despotic beings
l roll in verse streams
filling writers’ dreams
l am
the poem
l entice your fertile imagination
uprisings are when l spare an intoxication
i possess
and caress
at times l do bless
am whispered at weddings
as they exchange rings
i carry you to the grave
i entertained too many a slave
some hunter splattered me in a cave
the poet is just but a vehicle
l accommodate any syllable
the pen is my benefactor
without it lm delivered by the orator
l am
the poem

For more information about Seeds Of Thought Visit

Seeds Of Thought Urban Poetry Group


The Spirit Of Govanhill Baths


“The Spirit of Govanhill Baths”
5 minute video loop projection installation  on tiled wall accompanied by spoken word recitals.

Part of events put on at the baths during Refugee Week [2012]

“The Spirit of Govanhill Baths”
video installation by C21 Troy
actress – Martha Burns Findlay
music by C21 Troy


Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Scottish Refugee Council
Tawona Sithole
Seeds Of Thought [poetry group]
C21 Troy