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Sufi music by A R Rahman at Qutub Minar in November

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Music gives solace to the life. Music takes you to another level of life. Music connects your heart and mind towards spirituality. In our country, Sufi music plays very important role in the life of people. Music composer and singer A R Rahman will bring a Sufi music concert “The Sufi Route” in Delhi this November.

“The Sufi Route” by Friday Filmworks, INvision Entertainment and Invloed Matrix, established to encourage and nurture a holistic alternate music experience, is hosting its first ever concert on November 18, 2017 at one of the most iconic monuments of India, the Qutub Minar in Delhi. It is bringing to the fore Sufi artistes such as Nooran sisters, Mukhtiar Ali, Hans Raj Hans, Konya Turkish Music Ensemble, Dhruv Sangari and Dervish dancers.  A R Rahman will lead the concert with these artistes.

Announcing the concert at a press conference in the Capital recently, A R Rahman said, “For me, Sufi means destroying the evil in your heart. I am grateful to the organizers for this concert. This is something I cherish very closely. The need of the time is that spirituality and love which Sufi gives should be shared in humanity.”

Sufi music is an expression of peace, freedom and diversity. The concert is unlike any other that India has witnessed in a long time, in many aspects. The Sufi Route is the first Sufi festival in India, as an ode to the origins of the genre. Its venue, the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar is a historical statement in itself and another first when it comes to hosting a concert. It is also the only time in recent memory that two ancient and culturally rich roots of Sufi music – Turkish Tasawuf and Indian Sufism – are blending together on this scale.

Speaking at the occasion, Shital Bhatia of Friday Filmworks, promoter of The Sufi Route, said, “We have worked long and hard to put together this unique concert in Delhi. Sufi and folk music are timeless and it was about time the genre got a platform that the world would notice and celebrate. We have big plans for The Sufi Route and we are confident that over the years, it will grow into a global platform to reckon with.”

 

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