Riyaaz Qawwali enthrals listeners with lively rhythms, joyous melodies, and inspirational poetry in an improvisational Sufi vocal tradition made famous in the West by the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In addition to paying homage to traditional qawwali that has been in existence for over 700 years, the ensemble uses qawwali as a universal message of oneness that transcends religious boundaries. Though Mostqawwali troupes are composed of Muslim family members, Riyaaz Qawwali is composed of musicians from various spiritual backgrounds, including Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism. This age-old spiritual music is joyful, sincere, and tremendously appealing.
Friday, September 16: Lotus Friday Evening Showcase
Saturday, September 17: Lotus Saturday Evening Showcase
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