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Ridvan, also known as the Most Great Festival, celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan on the outskirts of Baghdad in 1863 where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their local and national governing bodies, and every five years, the international governing body for the worldwide Baha’i community.

The 7 Cities – Knowledge (Ridvan Celebration Music Video)

November 1, 2020, in Music > Recording Artist, by

In this music video for the song ‘Knowledge’ by The 7 Cities, created for a Ridvan celebration.

The 7 Cities is an upbeat musical collaboration inspired by the mystical works of Baha’u’llah known as The Seven Valleys, where Baha’u’llah writes:

“The stages that mark the wayfarer’s journey from the abode of dust to the heavenly homeland are said to be seven. Some have called these Seven Valleys, and others, Seven Cities. And they say that until the wayfarer taketh leave of self, and traverseth these stages, he shall never reach to the ocean of nearness and union, nor drink of the peerless wine.”

A long time in the making, The 7 Cities album is awesome, and it’s the result of the coming together of colossal talents including Benn Good (AKA Benny Cassette), Ciele Beau, Gregory Stutzer, Emiliano “Diversoul” Morondos, Daniel Mansions, Naima Te Maile, Tara Ellis, Rey Loo and Meredith LeMarche.

This song features Ciele Beau, Meredith LeMarche, Naima Te Maile, and Rey Loo.

Check out The 7 Cities album, and learn more about ‘The 7 Cities’ initiative from this Baha’i Blog article: The 7 Cities – An Upbeat Musical Collaboration Inspired by the Seven Valleys

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 1 Comment

Loved this fresh music! I love to see musicians smile which some were doing here. It’s hard to do but lovely for the viewers. Great music and movement and lyrics, thanks!

Maury Miloff (July 7, 2021 at 1:44 AM)

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