Ruhaniyat Folk Music Festival Revisits The City of Ahmedabad

Ruhaniyat - The All India Sufi & Mystic Music Festival

The vibe of folk music have always been magical and stimulating in its aesthetics, and it gets further augmented when diverse traditions come together on a single platform. Ruhaniyat – The All India Sufi & Mystic Music Festival is set to create an immersive musical experience by bringing together multiple genres of folk and mystic arts from around the globe. The event shall open in the late evening hours of February 9, 2018 at the glorious setting of Vastapur Lake Amphitheatre.

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The major attraction of the evening will be the soulful performance of Hosoo Khosbayar a Mongolian over throat singer who is practising the Tuvan singing of Mongolia since decades. To entice the musical adorers of the city the event is featuring Pakistani Sufi qawwali artists Sabri Brothers, a Baithi Dhamaal ibaadat performance by Siddhi Goma group who belong to the 800 years old migrated tribe of Africa – the Sidis along with Padma Shri honoured Prahlad Singh Tipaniya’s Kabir Panthi Nirguni Bhajans. The line-up also includes Meena Sahu’s Kapalik Pandvani performance which is a combination of singing, performing and story narration of the Mahabharata and the sacred text recital of Granth Sahib – Shabad by Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, the Hazoori Ragi of the Golden Temple.

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Now in its 17th year the festivity was first introduced in 2001 and has continuously been in the process of innovating the classical, folk and Sufi music through a multicultural approach. Its founder Mahesh Babu and Nandini Mahesh of the cultural event group – Banyan Tree Events have been taking the musical fiesta to almost all the major cities of India.

It will be a fantastic opportunity for Ahmedabad to witness such rare musicians perform.

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