Eduardo Paniagua EnsembleMusic
Avenida Lusíada, 1
Metro: Laranjeiras (linha azul)
Carris: 701, 726, 764
FREE ADMISSION; SUBJECT TO VENUE CAPACITY.
Tickets can be collected from the 15th December onwards – 300 places
In the heart of the Laranjeiras neighbourhood, amongst criss-crossing express roads and buildings which reach up to the sky, there’s a hidden oasis: the Lisbon Ismaili Centre, a space that, almost 20 years ago opened its doors to the Ismaili Muslim community and whoever else wants to visit, though it remains unknown to many Lisbon natives.
It consists of a building divided into three distinct areas (one institutional, one religious and the other social) whose architectural design was inspired by the philosophy and traditions of Islamic countries, combined with those of the Iberian Peninsula. The centre brings together three styles and architectural influences representing different regions and historical periods: traditional Portuguese heritage (manifested in its stone construction), Islamic ideals (through a constant use of geometry) and the Andalusian style marked by cloisters, courtyards and lush interior gardens.
Those interested in discovering this remarkable building can do so via guided tours (subject to booking) and a Lisbon Christmas concert which is especially fitting for the venue: the performance of the work of Eduardo Paniagua, a Spanish architect and musician specialising in medieval music. It must be remembered that the medieval life and culture of the Iberian Peninsula was very different from the situation in other European countries during the same period, given the crucial influence of the Islamic world, of the Hebrews and the Sephardim on artistic expression.
Hispanic Muslim music is an example of this cultural symbiosis, the result of a mixture of Muslim and Christian ingredients that bubbled away in the Andalusian cauldron for more than seven centuries. Arabic-Andalusian music is a musical treasure that has survived down to the present day and its preservation, its study and recovery is a gift to Western musical heritage.
Nascimiento del Profeta
Canción Tunecina Andalusi
Canción andalusi de Túnez y “Par Deus”
Sobre los fondos del mar
Cantiga 193 de Alfonso X El Sabio 1221-1284
Betayhi Garibat al Husein, Andalusí de Marruecos
Obsesión y “Señor
de los señhores”
Ya Sayida. Sufi Andalusi
Los Corsarios del Puerto
Cantiga 359 de Sevilha
Twishya/ “bi-l-láh”, Núba Ushshaq
Danza de boda tunecina andalusí y fatimí
Icono de damasco
Cantiga 9 de Alfonso X el Sabio
Sírvete y sírveme de beber /
Zid wa sqiní yá habíbí
Tem Piedade de mi corazón /
Rifqan ´ala qalbi
Ven a mi lado / Jul, jul tara
Núba Usshshaq. Betayhi, As- Shushtarí, Granada 1212-Damieta 1269
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