Songs of the Mystics- Sufi Qawwali
Tickets for this performance are £17.50 Full Price, £15 Concessions (Under 16, Student, Over 60 & Unwaged)
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Songs of the Mystics: Traditional Sufi Qawwali
QAWWAL NAJMUDDIN SAIFUDDIN & GROUP
8 member Group
The family of Qawwal Najmuddin Saifuddin group trace their ancestry back to the 13th-century and are considered today the leading singers of the Sufi Qawwali tradition. Their songs are of thousands of years of mystic poetry, which have been passed on from generation to generation. The songs, which constitute the qawwali repertoire, are in a number of languages. Those from the classical period are in dialects of north India like Brajbhasha and Awadhi. These dialects continue to have huge influence on qawwali in other languages. There is a rich tradition in other languages like Urdu, Punjabi, Persian and Saraiki.
Tour Presented and Produced by SAMA Arts Network – www.sama.co.uk – supported by the Arts Council England.
Age Guidance: 10+
Approximate running time: 150 minutes