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Discover the music of the Sufis with a captivating Qawaali performance this February at Kala Sangam

On Saturday 9 February at 7.30pm, Kala Sangam welcomes Zahir Abbas Qawaal for a powerful performance of devotional music.

In high demand for their mesmerising performances, Zahir Abbas Qawaal is a leading Sufi Qawaali group, who have performed widely across the UK and internationally. Trained by his father Tazim Khan and performing since the age of 11, Zahir Abbas has built up a reputation for the high level intensity of his performances of this sacred art form.

Originating in the thirteenth century, Qawaali is the music of the Sufi tradition, initially performed at shrines. Intense and hypnotic, Qawaali performances are deeply moving and emotional for those watching, as performers weave and build songs towards powerful crescendos.

For audiences new to Qawaali music, Kala Sangam – Bradford’s intercultural Arts Centre – is the perfect setting to discover the artform. This spring, Kala Sangam has introduced a new ‘Pay What You Decide’ pricing structure for most events. Under the new system, tickets can be booked in advance as usual but audiences don’t pay until they have seen the show. This allows people to not only pay what they can afford but also decide on a price based on their experiences of a show.

Don’t miss the musical highlight of the Spring season at Kala Sangam – a spellbinding performance by Zahir Abbas Qawaal. There are a limited number of tickets left, so secure your tickets now at www.kalasangam.org/qawaali or call 01274 303340.

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