Aga Khan Museum’s Friday Performance: The Covenant of Love -“Misaq-e-Ishq”

“Misaq-e-Ishq is an exploration through poetry and music of the dialogue between humanity and divinity.”– Ali Sethi Dr. Ali S. Asani, Harvard professor, and Ali Sethi, writer and Coke Studio singer, with Noah Georgeson, Grammy-winning musician and producer, chart the evolution of the love metaphor in Indo-Muslim Sufi thought via the poetry of a range…

Passion of Pakistani Sufis infuriates Taliban — The Times of India com

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan: Yielding to the hypnotic beat of drums and the intoxicating scent of incense, the woman danced herself into a state of trance, laughing and shaking uncontrollably alongside hundreds of others at Pakistan’s most revered Sufi shrine. Swathed in red, the Sufi colour of passion, she shouted invocations to the shrine’s patron saint…

~Looking Back~ When East meets West through music — Article by Mehra Rimer on Rumi Ensemble performed on the Swiss banks of the Rhone – CGNews

Geneva – At a time when Switzerland’s ban on constructing minarets is making headlines, the musicians of the Rumi Ensemble are showing that cultures can converge into something beautiful. On Thursday, 8 October, a decommissioned hydroelectric plant on the Swiss banks of the Rhone, now converted into a cultural complex, hosted 12 Iranian and Scandinavian…

Abida Parveen Interview To BBC Urdu – Ghazal-legends blogspot com

Abida Parveen Source: Ghazal-legends blogspot com Uploaded on Dec 30, 2011 Abida Parveen is a Paksitani singer with particularly expertise Sufi Music,Ghazal and Folk Music.After the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan many consider her as the next great mystic singer on the world stage.BBC radio stoke sent Muhammad Parvez to interview Abida Parveen for…