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Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 6:00 PM – Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 12:30 AM EDT
Pakistan Development Fund at the University of Toronto Mississauga is proud to present, on popular demand, Qawwali Night 2017!
What is Qawwali music?
It is a South Asian rendition of Sufism and Sufi music. Qawwali is a devotional and mystical expression of Divine love that originated 700 years ago by Sufi's.‘Qawwals’ took the Sufi concept of disconnecting with the world in a love and longing for the Divine. It is celebrated for paradoxical worldliness yet etherealness of that love.
Qawwali music evokes a different emotion in each and everyone, and will transport you to a mystical dimension.
Our Qawwal, Ustaad Shahid Ali Khan is well renowned in North America and Pakistan. His versatile voice, melodic sensibility and deeply passionate delivery have made him one of the most popular performers of Sufi music in contemporary modern times. He will be performing Qawwalis of Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and other well known Qawwals. Not only that, Ustaad Shahid Ali Khan is a student of the late and possible the greatest Qawwal of all time, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
So come along with your friends and family to enjoy a classical night of Qawwali, a true exhibit of Pakistani music culture.
Venue: Blind Duck Pub, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus
Date: Friday, 24th March 2017
Timings: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Dinner: 8:00 PM
Note: This is a strictly DRY event! No alcohol will be served on the premises!