Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal
  • DATE

    Apr 15, 2016

  • Venue

    Esplanade Concert Hall

    1 Esplanade Drive
    Singapore 038981
  • Ticket Price
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A singer transfixed in religious ecstasy, belting out long, improvised melismas against a small backup chorus with accompanying harmonium and percussion instruments—this is the proverbial image of qawwali, the musical expression of Sufi poetry in South Asia. Qawwali is a Sufi devotional form known as the “path of the heart”. It originated from ancient Islamic poetry and expresses the intense thoughts and feelings of the great Sufi mystics. Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad ensemble’s qawwali music