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Concerts, Arts & culture

Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad - Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

Date and time
Date & time

March 13, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Loyola campus


$20 to $60

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible



Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Pakistan’s famed Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Brothers, returning to the magnificent Oscar Peterson Concert Hall for the first time since 2008 to perform devotional Sufi music with origins in ancient Islamic poetry. Known as “the path of the heart,” Qawwali expresses the fervent devotion of the great Sufi mystics. The music begins by drawing the audience in with a meditative rhythm of chants, melodies, and percussion. Steadily, the rhythm builds reaching ecstatic peaks that transport both musicians and listeners closer to the divine. Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Brothers' musical roots go back 700 years in the tradition of Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi. Lead singers, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad, accompanied by their chorus singers and percussionists, weave together devotional and secular traditions for a transcendent evening of music.

A presentation of the Kabir Centre

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