Friday, May 17, 8:00pm
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
$25 general admission
Sufi musicians Fanna-Fi-Allah return to Nevada City for a night of passionate music. They continue to carry the ancient tradition of Sufi Qawwali to audiences throughout the world, offering people a way to connect to a place of deep devotion and mystical prayer. Their recent musical adventures have included concerts in Russia, China, India, and Europe, with this year marking their 19th annual tour of America and Canada!
Sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing tabla rhythms – this is a music that celebrates the rich and vibrant Sufi culture of India and Pakistan. The origins of Qawwali music date back almost a thousand years to the first Sufi mystics who came to India. It has evolved into an immense art form spanning hundreds of years of poets, languages & musical evolutions.
Fanna-Fi-Allah have been blessed to play qawwali at numerous Sufi tombs throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as at festivals and cultural events all around the world. They are working to keep the flame of this music alive through their performances, the personal connections they make and through a documentary about Qawwal (Music of the Mystics).