This Saturday is the fourth annual concert where Tahir Qawwal and his Sufi Ensemble gather to pray and perform the music that honours the great Sufi traditions of India and Pakistan.
Having just returned from the Peace Tour of Pakistan – a tour sponsored by the US consulate – Tahir is excited to share his inspiration and passion for Qawwali music.
He is joined again by the high-powered tabla maestro Yama Sarshar; this will be a deep and moving musical gathering! Qawwali music involves passionate Sufi poetry sung by a chorus of vocalists, supported by deep rhythmic beats.
This is a unique style of ‘world music’ that is rarely performed outside the East. So come for a fun and engaging cultural experience.
A slideshow of amazing footage from the Peace Tour will be shown on the night.
Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. $23 presale (www.byroncentre.com.au) or $28 on the door.
Byron Community Centre, Saturday January 25.
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