Get transported to the state of wajad with a qawwali performance by Iqbal Hussain Khan Bande Nawazi and party, as part of SPIC-MACAY's annual cultural festival, Viraasat. SPIC-MACAY or Society For Promotion Of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, is a non-profit initiative that works towards initiating youth into the tradition of Indian music, dance and other art forms, by holding concerts and festivals.
Iqbal Hussain will be rendering some devotional Sufi music as well as popular Sufi numbers that include Khwaja Mere Khwaja from Jodhaa Akbar, starting the performance with a hamd (a song in praise of Allah) and Amir Khusru’s Man Kunto Maula.
His party of 7 is a young group of men who are tutored under his father, Ustad Kurban Husain Khan. Iqbal Hussain has also been training under him, since the age of 7. The group belongs to the Gwalior gharana. Bande Nawaz’s party comprises of Sabir Habib on the harmonium, Mukarram Khan and Syed Arif on the tabla, and Rabi Ahmed, Naseer Taj and Muhammaed Mujahid in the chorus.
Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia, particularly in areas with a historically strong Muslim presence, such as southern Pakistan, and parts of North India. It's a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years. Often, listeners, and even artists themselves, are transported to a state of wajad - a trance-like state where they feel at one with Allah - generally considered to be the height of spiritual ecstasy in Sufism, and the ultimate goal of the practice.
Please contact Neha at 98661-39840 or Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.