Adelaide-based composer and Qawwali singer Farhan Shah brings together the Sufi traditional music of Pakistan and the contemporary music scene of Karachi. Dubbed the ‘Pakistani Pavarotti’ for his phenomenal voice, his talented band of Syrian, French, Japanese, Irish and Fijian heritage share an affinity for Sufi music. They reflect 800-year traditions in a modern context, promoting peace, tolerance and respect in ecstatic live shows.
On the Pathway of Sufi Mystics Join Farhan Shah and band, and host Nadya Rahim (MA, Muslim Societies & Civilisations) for an interactive introduction to the famous Sufi Qawwali tradition, its poetry, philosophy and meanings. Get to know the musical instruments and the unique vocal style that is Qawwali. Immerse yourself in this mystic music as the musicians teach the audience vocal and clapping rhythms to one of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most famous Sufi songs.
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