Riyaaz Qawwali Sufi Music Ensemble

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall
Fri Oct 25 7:30pm Ages: family friendly
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Riyaaz Qawwali

About Riyaaz Qawwali Sufi Music Ensemble

Qawwali is a musical tradition from present-day India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, dating back 700 years. The group Riyaaz Qawwali brings 13th-century Sufi music to life by overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers, translating lyrics to unravel the cultural heritage of South Asian devotional music. Trained in Eastern and Western classical music, the members have been professionally performing qawwali for the past twelve years.

Riyaaz Qawwali represents the diversity and plurality of South Asia: the ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, hail from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds.

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Riyaaz Qawwali

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