Monday, October 01, 2007

Michael Frishkopf, Shaykh Yasin al-Tuhami

Ethnomusicologist Michael Frishkopf, interviewed by al-Ahram Weekly, and speaking very perceptively about the great Egyptian Sufi munshid Sheikh Yasin al-Tuhami. (Frishkopf was doing his dissertation research in Cairo while I was teaching at AUC.)

I've seen Sheikh Yasin perform at mulids a few times in Cairo, and once in Fez, and I've met him thanks to Michael. He is really, really fabulous.