Farhan Shah & Brothers Qawwali

Dubbed the Pakistani Pavarotti for his phenomenal voice, Farhan Shah heads this powerhouse music group presenting the traditional Sufi music of Pakistan and South Asia.


Sun, Dec 2910:40PMHalcyon
Mon, Dec 301:10PMLuna
Wed, Jan 019:10AMLuna

Ecstatic Pakistani Sufi Music

These timeless qawwali classics span almost one thousand years. Hear ecstatic, uplifting, soulful Sufi music with mesmerising and hypnotic percussion, sweeping melodies and phenomenal vocals from Pakistan and North India.

Fri, Dec 276:00PMFolklorica

The Art of Singing Sufi Qawwali

Experience the power of qawwali singing inspired by Sufi mystic poetry. It is one of the world’s most powerful vocal traditions stretching back almost a thousand years.

Sat, Dec 286:30PMFolklorica Outdoor Stage

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Sufi Music Tradition. Pakistan. India.

Special guests Nadia Rahim and Farhan Shah explore with Geoff Wood, how to situate Pakistani, Indian and South Asian Sufi music traditions and heritage within the vast world of Sufism, both culturally and historically.

Mon, Dec 3010:30AMFolklorica

Kathak Contemporary North Indian Dance

Be inspired to find your inner dancer with Shereen Ladha, renowned Canadian Sufi-fusion choreographer and dancer who draws upon traditional elements of Kathak dance and incorporates exciting contemporary styles to create a movement and rhythm based dance.

Mon, Dec 304:00PMDancehall

Sufi Qawwali Music Party

Tue, Dec 3111:00PMFolklorica

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Soul Singers, The Divine Voice

In this exploration of the divine voice in all its glory, you’ll hear perspectives from a Sufi qawwali to a classical Hindustani with guests Farhan Shah, Sunita Tikare and others.

Wed, Jan 0110:30AMFolklorica