A Voice in the Night: the Story of Michel

 Christian Media Center |  June 30, 2016

It is in the middle of the night, that the narrow streets of the old city of Akko, Israel, resonate with the sweet notes that come from a tambourine and the voice of a young Arab, Michel Ayoub...

A character of a lost ancient tradition, supplanted by alarm clocks and smartphones, that of Musaharati is a rare figure to meet. During the Ramadan nights, in fact, he is the one who walks through the streets of the Muslim neighborhood long before dawn to wake up the believers, so that they can eat their meal before the day lights bring the obligation of the fasting ritual. Michel himself tells us his story through this video.

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