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Tahir Qawwal & Party


Sun 5 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Adam Concert Room, NZSM Kelburn Campus, Victoria University, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50 ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
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Renowned musician Tahir Qawwal returns to Australia and New Zealand after an extensive 2016 tour throughout America, Canada, the UK and India.

Devotional Music From the Heart of Asia

Tahir Faridi Qawwal and his ensemble are a leading representation of Qawwali music worldwide. Through their consistent, high-profile appearances and the intensity of their stage performance with its smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal passion, heavy rhythmic grooves & rich vocal choruses, they have captivated audiences in diverse places such as Pakistan, India, Australia, Europe, Canada, the USA and beyond.

In this time of religious extremism, there are still those who are carrying the flame of religious tolerance, devotion and mysticism - the Sufis are some of the most ancient. Tahir Faridi and his ensemble carry the tradition and teachings of the Sufis in their music. Through many years of study and practice under the guidance of Qawwali masters of India and Pakistan, their expression of Qawwali music has become an authentic representation and continuation of this ancient tradition of Sufi music.

Qawwali music celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old, and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion. Tahir gives audiences a glimpse inside this rich and vibrant Sufi culture, which many would otherwise never experience. During their 15 years of world-wide touring they have played at many major international festivals. They have enthralled audiences with their dynamic skill and passionate musical precision. With ten albums already published, they have now given us an even greater glimpse into this Sufi world with the production of their new documentary, Music of the Mystics. The ancient wisdom in their music is not only heard, but is profoundly felt. A universal message of devotion and tolerance that ignites hearts and quenches their deeper longings. A message that is so crucial for our time.

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