Join us for an unforgettable LIVE performance by The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble Sunday, September 14 at the Amazing Grace Spiritual Center in Ballard. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are on sale now. Inspired by their performance at the World Sacred Spirit Festival in Rajasthan, India, Wildland Founders Kurt & Anne Kutay invited the Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble to Seattle to share their music and spirit with our community.
Qawwali is the most dynamic sufi devotional music of the Indian Subcontinent. It is of no surprise that qawwali is one of the most appealing genres of world music, continuing to gain an increasing amount of international renown.
The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble is a leading representation of this music worldwide. Through their consistent, high-profile appearances in Pakistan and abroad they have captured the hearts of thousands. The intensity of their stage performance, with its smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal passion, heavy rhythmic grooves & rich vocal choruses have captivated audiences in such diverse destinations as Pakistan, India, Africa, Canada, Thailand, Europe, Indonesia, the USA and beyond. After an enlivening winter of qawwali events abroad at such prominent places as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Urs Pak Pattan (Pakistan's largest qawwali event), New Delhi (India), Indonesia & Australia, the members of Fanna-Fi-Allah reunite in California for their 13th annual American summer tour. Initiated into the lineage of the iconic qawwali great, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, this ensemble continues to develop the appreciation for Pakistan's great sufi tradition in the West.
A message from Tahi:
Our musical ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah is devoted to sharing the universal love message of Sufi Qawwali music in its traditional form as passed down by our beloved guru's and ustads from the Indian subcontinent.
This music is about devotion to something infinitely greater than our selves so to keep it simple, this is our 13th year of offering Qawwali music professionally and internationally. Recently we've toured in India, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, Africa, Australia and the U.S.A. Audiences everywhere seem to love Qawwali with its passionate devotion, musical depth and driving rhythms.
It isn't your typical get up and rock out to a fancy stage show kind of offering. Be what we are passionate about sharing is a profoundly prayerful, ecstatic, captivating and up-beat music which has been an effective bridge between east and west for generations. With the passion of flamenco, the intensity of punk and the sophistication of classical; this music is an engaging experience for all.
Love - Tahir Qawwali
AMAZING GRACE SPIRITUAL CENTER (View)
2007 NW 61st St, Seattle, WA 98107
Seattle, WA 98107