Friday, February 19, 2010
Published originally in Meri News, February 14, 2010. The fifth "All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival, Ruhaniyat," ended on Saturday (February 13). After travelling to cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad the event had its grand finale in Pune. Renowned artists from India and oversees participated in the festival.
The finale started with the performance of ‘Baithi Dhamaal, the Sidi-Goma group of Africa. The Kachra khan, Gullu Khan group of Rajasthan presented sufi kalam, the Baran music ensemble, from Iran presented Sufi songs, the well known Parvathy Baul captured the audience’s attention single handedly with her baul songs, the Nizami brothers of Delhi, ended the grand finale with their Sufi qawwalis.
Ruhaniyat, the festival conceived by Mahesh Babu, director, Banyan Tree Events, has evolved into one of the most prestigious, biggest and much-awaited festival for the connoisseurs across India. Completing its fifth consecutive year, Ruhaniyat is a great platform for national and international participants.