The Sublime Art of Ghazal
Daiykh and Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss at the Bimaristan
Arghuni in Aleppo
Daiykh, Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss
" The Sublime Art of Ghazal "
the refined art of the Arab courteous poetry
From Persian origin, the ghazal is regarded as the highest
kind of Levantine of poetry and the great mystics who
were Hâfez, Sa' di and Rûmî were the
most refinet poets of the art. Very quickly this poetry
of love with spiritual resonances was spread in the majority
of the Oriental countries of Islamic culture and more
particularly in the educated social class linked to the
various brotherhoods of the Sufism.
From Turkey to India,, the Arab world in the Central Asia,
this refined lyric kind inspired by many artists, sensitive
to subtleties with dialectical erotism in which the human
love becomes the symbol of the mystical union, the spiritual
reference makes it possible to justify the flow of the
most terrestrial passions.
Daiykh adulated, artist in his country, Master of the
qasîda (impromptu poem) and the vocal improvisation,
expresses the most purified erudite tradition the Arab
East. He is perhaps the only contemporary singer whose
so flexible and high perched voice recalls with a certain
nostalgia the Arab singers of the beginning of the century.
duo with J.J.Weiss, whereas the voice is constant only
by the subtle arabesques of the qânun, he delivers
to us the quintessence of a sober and joyful art by
its inexhaustible melodic richness. More than one monotonous
chant, his chant is an interior jubilation, always seeming
to express the pain of the living in search of light.
Vibrating with intense enthusiasm, his voice rises in
the night of the heart, brought to the highest degree
of his inspiration by the crystalline cascades of the
alternate compositions on traditional poems and spontaneous
improvisations, the singer and the musician keep constantly
faithful to their emotional interior music.