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Sun, 08 Apr


Ethiopian Community In Britain

Mimouna London

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Mimouna London
Mimouna London

Time & Location

08 Apr 2018, 11:00 – 18:00

Ethiopian Community In Britain, 2A Lithos Rd, London NW3 6EF, UK

About The Event


Rumi's Cave & Rachel Rose Reid (Yelala) present a celebration of Mimouna. Delicious devotion!

There was a time when whole festivals spontaneously rose up simply because Jews and Muslims were neighbours.

Mimouna - which this year falls on 8 April - was celebrated between North African Jewish and Muslim neighbours, marking the end of Passover, sharing bread and making prayers for rain to fall in the growing season ahead. And there would be such fabulous heart-soaring music. So, here we are co-creating a new celebration in North London!


Divine Love Poetry workshop with Sukina Pilgrim.

16yrs+ (accompanying babies welcome)


Workshop tickets include tea and entry to the afternoon Circle

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, Alper Akcay's whirling ritual workshop has been cancelled **

13.30-14.00 Salaah (prayer) led by Rakin Niass & meditation led by Ailon Freedman

14:00-17:30 CIRCLE

Little Baobab will serve delicious, affordable, vegetarian Senegalese food all afternoon

Join guests from the UK the USA, Turkey, Algeria & several diasporas including Rakin Niass, Fahad Khalid, Maryam Hasnaa, Mozzaika, Rachel Rose Reid, Sukina Pilgrim, Taya Mâ Shere, Yael Illah and more for a sensational, circle of song, poetry, dhikr, and guests.



Fahad Khalid is a singer, songwriter, musician & a multi-instrumentalist, deeply inspired by the sufi wisdom of Rumi which he tends to transform within the sufi Qawali music of South Asia. Whilst growing up in Pakistan at an early age he was taken by the Indian classical music and is a self taught musician.

Maryam Hasnaa was raised by two parents who are spiritual teachers, and so she has been immersed in a world of mysticism, ceremony and celebration since before she was born. She incorporates ancient wisdom as well as cutting edge information to intuitively teach in a way that will awaken wholeness and create deep transformational healing.

Mozzaika sings, dances, brings political passions stirred in with art, using her timing, poise and sardonic wit. Hers is a constant spirit of vibrancy and defiance in an untethered repertoire.

Rachel Rose Reid of Yelala is a storyteller and the first British woman to be ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. She facilitates Jewish-rooted rituals, learning & embodied experiences for Jewish and multi-faith settings, and has established Yelala! [meaning a loud cry of grief, rage or joy] which runs retreats and opportunities for connection.

Rakin Cisse Niass Is a poet, performer, teacher and Muqadam (Spiritual Teacher) in the Tijani Sufi order. He is the founder of Save Our Boys, and the cultural manager at Rumis Cave. Rakin is a trailblazing artist, having released the first Islamic rap single, 'The Provider' in 1995. He then studied Islam under the guidance of Shaykh Ahmed Ba'biker Abu Bakr As-Sudani who encouraged him to continue using his musical talents to make Islamic music. He holds gathering of Thikr every Friday at our host venue.

Sukina Douglas is one half of Spoken Word and Hip Hop duo Poetic Pilgrimage Music and has been writing and performing for over 10 years. She has performed across the UK, Europe the USA and North and South Africa sharing her Poetry and Hip Hop that has led her to share stages with artists such as Talib Kweli, Knaan, Rakim, Brother Ali, Bahamadia, Amir Sulaiman and many others. She has led poetry workshops across the world, inspiring people with the power of the word.

Holy Taya Shere is a ritual musician, teaching embodied vocalisation, and a practitioner of Ancestral Healing. She co-founded the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, a transformative ritual arts and spiritual leadership training community for women on a Jewish path. With Pir Ibrahim Baba Farajaje, she co-founded Makam Shekhina, a Californian community of Hebrew Priestesses and Sufi Dervishes gathering in embodied, multi-gender, ecstatic counter-oppressive devotion and serves as adjunct faculty at Starr-King School for the Ministry.

Yael Illah is a devotional musician, emerging Kohenet and ritualist. She sings and prays in multiple spiritual lineages and offers intuitive sound healing. She also crafts drums and leads drum-birthing ceremonies. She lives in Northern California where she is pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry.


This event is made possible through the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Events program.

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