Voices of dozens of mu’adhdhins are united, calling to prayer from the centre of the ancient music institute “Rashidiya” in the ancient city of Tunisia, which is hosting for the first time a training course on the performance of adhan.
With eyes closed and high concentration, the mu’adhdhins follow the directions of the professors who are trying to coordinate the tones of their voices to develop their performance in calling to prayer on the “special and peaceful Tunisian way. These mu’adhdhins meet on a week until mid-April in the “Rashidiya Institute” specialized in traditional music, which is usually intended for vocalists and Oud fans. The director of the institute, Hedi Mouhli, says it is the first time in decades that the mu’adhdhins have received music lessons related to the techniques of calling to prayer in Tunisia.
Mr. Mouhli said that listening to the adhan at 4 am with a beautiful voice and vocal technique when the person is still in bed, encourages our closeness to God. “There are voices that call to prayer and we do not like to listen to them,” said the mu’adhdhin Adel al-Hidri, a participant in the training session wearing a youth hat and a leather jacket. Hidri, who works in a popular area on the outskirts of the capital, hopes the call to prayer will be a source of joy for people