A Platform for Ethnically and Culturally Inspired Music
Influence: Middle Eastern , East European
About "Dervish Dance"
The fast ongoing triplets in 'Dervish Dance' symbolize the dance of the whirling Dervishes (members of various Muslim ascetic orders). The dance is called Sema and it represents the mystical journey of humankind's spiritual ascent through mind and love to "perfection." Turning, the Dervish deserts his ego and finds the truth; then he returns from this spiritual journey as an individual who reached maturity and greater perfection, as being in the service of the whole of creation, to all creatures without discrimination of believes, races, classes and nations.