Monday, February 12, 2007
Ruhaniyat, the all-India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival, comes again to Chennai. The programme will be held on February 17 (6.30 p.m.) at the Madras Race Club Lawns, Guindy.
It is being organised by the Banyan Tree Events, a cultural organisation that promotes and presents rare and traditional Indian performing arts, including classical, folk and spiritual music as well as dance.
This year's festival will include mystic musicians, Sufi qawwals, bauls, Kabir panthis and folk musicians from across the country. More than ever before, the message and music of Sufi saints are becoming popular.
Ruhaniyat will bring together artistes from remote villages of the country and of international fame.
The festival will feature Jikir-Jari by Hafiza Begum Chaudhury and group (Assam), Zikr-e-rifayi by fakirs (Hyderabad), Jagar by Rakesh Bhatt and group (Uttaranchal), Baul songs by Parvathi Baul (Bengal), Sufi kalam, mystic and kalbeliya songs by Kachra Khan, Jamil, Kalbeliya women and others (Rajasthan), Sufi qawwali by Shameem Nayeem Ajmeri and group (Ajmer) and Kabir Panthi Nirguni songs by Prahlad Tippania and group (Madhya Pradesh).
Donor cards available at Odyssey (Adyar, Anna Nagar) and Landmark (Nungambakkam, Spencer's). For details call 09819109841 or email email@example.com
[picture: FOLKSY TUNES, Singers of Rajasthan]