HAMZA AKRAM QAWWAL & BROTHERSSaturday November 2, 2019
4:30 PM until 6:00 PM
SOUTH ASIA (INDIA and PAKISTAN): HAMZA AKRAM QAWWAL & BROTHERS
November 2, 2019, Saturday 4:30 pm
Scottish Rite Museum Auditorium, Lexington, MA
$25, $35, $48 (Also Checkout Early Bird Specials before August 1 )
Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, grandsons of the revered Munshi Raziuddin, have been acclaimed for their riveting interpretations of qawwali, the ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal tradition.
This award-winning ensemble represents the 26th generation of the seven centuries-old Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi (India) founded by Saamat bin Ibrahim, the first qawwal of the subcontinent and principal student of mystic Amir Khusrau. The ensemble builds a state of ecstasy through rhythmic handclapping, drumming and powerful vocals (similar to the gospel in its call-response manner) and performs songs that range from 13th-century mystical Persian poems to more recent poems in Punjabi and Urdu.
Location: 33 Marrett Rd Lexington, MA 02421
to go to the Town of Lexington, MA