Music of the Mystics: Sufi Qawwali Concert & Screening Presented by Sama Music

November 27, 2015 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Presale $25 | Doorsale $28 | Child U15 $15


Music of the Mystics: A concert of Sufi Qawwali music, plus a short film screening & discussion with Tahir Qawwal. This performance will be a powerful sonic and visual journey into one of the most ancient & soul stirring musical genres in the world. Sufi Qawwali is a musical culture defined by deep devotion, ecstatic rhythm and passionate poetry.

Having spent more than 15 years of studying this devotional music in Pakistan and India with the greatest in the field, Tahir is honoured to represent the tradition of Qawwali in the west. His USA group Fanna-Fi-Allah have just completed their 15th tour of the USA and Canada with huge acclaim. Here in Australia Tahir will be performing with a group of Sydney-based musicians originally from Punjab (India) and Afghanistan – including renowned table player Yama Sarshar. This will be their exclusive performance until late 2016.

Tahir is producing a documentary about the culture and mysticism of Qawwali music – the first of its kind. He will show segments of this film on the night and offer the opportunity for general discussion.

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