Monday, June 04, 2007

Sufi Musical Treat

Staff report - Gulf Daily News - Manama, Bahrain

Sunday, June 3, 2007

A cultural programme was held by the Pakistan Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan Urdu Literary Society (Halqa-e-Adab) last night at Manama.

The event featured world-renowned qawwal group Najamuddin Saifuddin and brothers, and qawwal Ustad Bahauddin Khansahab, son of famous Bahauddin Qawwal family.

The group has performed all over the world, including in Europe, North America and the Gulf regions. They have also won accolades at the national and international levels.

Qawwali is the devotional music of the Sufis. It is a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years. Originally performed mainly at Sufi shrines throughout India and Pakistan, it has gained mainstream popularity.

A large number of Pakistani community members attended the event, where Pakistan Ambassador Iftikhar Hussain Kazmi was the chief guest and Social Development Ministry assistant under-secretary Abdul Waheed Qassim was the guest of honour.

[picture: Birds of Bahrain http://tinyurl.com/2qfpbj ]

1 comment:

Irving said...

And so love spreads through music and each heart carries away joy.

Ya Haqq!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sufi Musical Treat
Staff report - Gulf Daily News - Manama, Bahrain

Sunday, June 3, 2007

A cultural programme was held by the Pakistan Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan Urdu Literary Society (Halqa-e-Adab) last night at Manama.

The event featured world-renowned qawwal group Najamuddin Saifuddin and brothers, and qawwal Ustad Bahauddin Khansahab, son of famous Bahauddin Qawwal family.

The group has performed all over the world, including in Europe, North America and the Gulf regions. They have also won accolades at the national and international levels.

Qawwali is the devotional music of the Sufis. It is a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years. Originally performed mainly at Sufi shrines throughout India and Pakistan, it has gained mainstream popularity.

A large number of Pakistani community members attended the event, where Pakistan Ambassador Iftikhar Hussain Kazmi was the chief guest and Social Development Ministry assistant under-secretary Abdul Waheed Qassim was the guest of honour.

[picture: Birds of Bahrain http://tinyurl.com/2qfpbj ]

1 comment:

Irving said...

And so love spreads through music and each heart carries away joy.

Ya Haqq!