Performance & Music
September 5, 2015; 8pm
Alice Statler Auditorium
Presented by South Asia Program and Cornell's Pakistani Student Association (PSA)
The South Asia Program, together with Cornell’s Pakistani Student Association (PSA), is proud to announce the return of Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers, the premier Qawwal group of Pakistan. Qawwali -- meaning ‘word’, the wise word, representing the divine voice -- is Sufi music, which originated from Iran and developed in South Asia. The basic principles of this Sufi art lie in the listening, voice and words. According to Fareed, “Qawwali has the force and power to catch the attention of its audience and enhance its consciousness in order to be receptive to the contents of the mystic message. The concentration on the part of the audience enables it to reach a certain level of inner illumination”. Concert admission is $3/students and $10/non-students.