What makes the Sufi? Purity of heart; not the patched mantle and the lust perverse of those vile earth-bound men who steal his name, but the perseverance of those who find ease in hardship, joy in tribulation.
Hyderabad is about to be introduced, for the first time, to the true spirit of pure Sufism - not the modernized and Westernized version of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but in its most traditional and unmitigated form. The Lalitha Kala Thoronam is hosting the Ruhaniyat concert, which is organized by the Banyan Tree.
Ruhaniyat made its debut in 2001 in Mumbai, and for the past 4 years has been enchanting the Mumbaikars. For the select audience of Sufi music lovers, the Banyan Tree has wreathed together a corsage of singers and musicians to delight the auricular senses.
Ruhaniyat will include performances by the Nizami Brothers from Delhi, the Nanak-Manak brothers from Punjab, Atik Hussain and Iqbal Hussain Bandanawazi, Madhusudhan Baul and Khijmat Fakir from Bihar. There will also be Sufi Kalam and mystic songs by the folk singers of Rajasthan and Sufi singers from Sudan.
The first event management company of its kind, Banyan Tree provides a platform for the Indian performing arts by organizing shows and talent hunts, conducting researches and developing creative concepts for the promotion of Indian performing artists.
Ruhaniyat, an evening of Sufi and mystic music, promises to entice the audiences with the songs of Ameer Khusro, Allama Iqbal and Bullel Shah.
Please contact 3091-4783/94408-97489 for further details.