Two Circles net: Gear up for Sufi music, Jahan-e-Khusrau fest is here

By IANS: New Delhi : Jahan-e-Khusrau is back with its 12th edition. From Indian names to Pakistani singer Abida Parveen and Mercan Dede from Istanbul, the festival promises to enthral music connoisseurs by presenting some of the eminent Sufi artists from across the world. The three-day festival will take place at Arab ki Sarai, Humayun…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture: The Jashn-e-Khusrau festival at Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti area, from 15th February-27th March 2013. Also read media coverage

Jashn-E-Khusrau 2013 JASHN-E-KHUSRAU – The Festival 2013, As part of a major Urban Renewal project in the Humayun’s Tomb – Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti area of Delhi, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture is hosting the JASHN-E-KHUSRAU festival with the support of the Ford Foundation from 15 February onwards. The urban renewal initiative links conservation of…

Keeping the Genius of Khusrau Alive – Outlook India com News

If one sets about the task of reviving 14th century Sufi legend Amir Khusrau’s legacy, his pioneering contribution to the devotional musical artform of ‘qawwali’ is where much of the work begins. One of the most revered Sufi legends of Delhi — Khusrau is one of the major subjects of the revival and preservation efforts…

Delhi: Nizamuddin Basti Puts Out Welcome Mat – India Realtime News

By Tripti Lahiri Lots of Delhi residents and foreigners already know this centrally located neighborhood – or at least the shrine in the middle of it – because of the qawwali devotional music at sunset at the mausoleum of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. ***** AFP/Getty Images Nizamuddin Basti – a neighborhood famous for the mausoleum…

India: An incredible journey: Basti to heritage guide

By: Richi Verma NEW DELHI: Eighteen-year-old Moninuddin was born and brought up in Basti Nizamuddin. But it’s been just 18 months since he learnt about the area’s historical and cultural sigificance. Moninuddin is one of 15 teenagers from the Basti who have been trained to impart local knowledge as tourist guides. After nearly two years…

Indian Express: ASI Sufi fest finds way into city’s cultural calendar…//… AKTC: Jashn e Khusrau, A Festival of Poetry and Music as Part of Delhi Urban Renewal Rrogramme

Last week, director-designer-writer Muzaffar Ali wowed the Delhi audience with his brainchild, Jahan-e-Khusrau — a three-day festival to commemorate the death anniversary of Sufi saint Hazrat Amir Khusrau. Now, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Central Public Works Department and the MCD brings its first ever heritage…