Sufi for the soul

Spiritual connect Through music

Spiritual connect Through music  

Ruhaniyat, the All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival is back in Chennai on February 8

Ruhaniyat, the All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival 2008-2009, will be held in Chennai on February 8, 6.30 p.m., at the Madras Race Club. The festival, being held for the fourth consecutive year in the city, will feature shabad singers, mystic musicians, folk musicians, bauls, qawwals and the likes from across India and Egypt.

Conceived eight years ago by Banyan Tree Events (Mumbai) to promote Sufi and mystic music, Ruhaniyat, has evolved into a huge platform for Indian musicians to perform in various international festivals. The purpose of Ruhaniyat is to spread the message of love, brotherhood, harmony and peace as propagated by the Sufi saints of India and other countries among the people of India and enhance cultural relations between India and other countries.

The festival features Sufiana Mausiqi and songs rendered by Naglaa Fathy (Umm Kulsum of Upper Egypt) and Mohammad Hassan Farghaly and Mohammad Mohammad Farghaly (Egypt), Pullavanpaattu by Gopalan Pullavan and group (Kerala), Mystic Shabads and Sufi Kalams by Dev Dildaar and group (Punjab), Sufi Kalam and Mystic songs by Kachra Khan, Mamma Khan and group (Rajasthan), Baul Songs by Parvathy Baul of West Bengal and Sufi Qawwali by the Sabri Brothers of Jaipur

Donor passes, priced at Rs. 300, are available at Planet M (Kutcheri Road, Mylapore, ph: 32463970), Odyssey, (Adyar, ph: 24402264 and Anna Nagar, ph: 42611474), Landmark (Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai, ph: 28495874 and Nungambakkam, ph: 28221000).

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