Asif Ali Khan Qawwali Music of Pakistan - Concert

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From: Rackham Auditorium

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3/21/2014
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(734) 764-2538
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915 East Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Friday, March 21, 2014, 8pm come see Asif Ali Khan Qawwali ensemble for their UMS debut performance in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. If the late, great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-97) was known as “the emperor of Qawwali,” Asif Ali Khan — who was once hailed by the maestro as one of his best students — has surely emerged as the music’s reigning prince. Asif is a superstar in his native Pakistan and a powerful figure on the international stage, remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of devotional Sufi music. His music can be meditative and trance-inducing, before, at a turn, becoming thrilling and ecstatic. To hear his voice soaring above the call-and-response choruses, rhythmic hand claps, percussion, and harmonium of his accompanying musicians is an inspiring experience whether you’re an adherent of the Sufi faith or not. For concert information, visit the website link or call (734) 764-2538.

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