I originally created this performance for the Mcgregor 2017 Poetry Festival programme - an unforgettable weekend of poetry and music which took place the last week in August, in the magical little town of McGregor, nestled between Robertson and Greyton in the Western Cape.
The theme of the 2017 Mcgregor Poetry Festival was Rooted In Heart.
From the Festival Programme: Mavis Vermaak takes listeners on a sonic journey with her adaptations of poems by the great Sufi poets Rumi, Hafez and Rabia al-Basri. This performance will entail readings of the Sufi poets’ works to original music and soundscapes created by Mavis herself.
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me’. Look what happens with a love like that! It lights up the whole sky.” – Hafez
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.