Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers


Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers

Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 08:30PM
Price: $50, $45 Friends, $37.50 students and seniors

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Join us as we present Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers, performing qawwali, an improvisational Sufi vocal tradition that goes back more than seven centuries.


Though he’s only 26, Hamza Akram is already making waves around the world for his riveting interpretations of this ancient tradition. Trained in qawwali since he was a boy, Akram studied under his uncle, the famed qawwal, Fareed Ayaz — whom he accompanied for an unforgettable evening at the Museum in 2014 — and under the legendary Eastern classical musician Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami.


Akram and his brothers are descendants of the first qawwal of the subcontinent, Mian Saamat Bin Ibrahim, and are the 26th generation of their musical lineage, Qawwal Bachon ka Delhi Gharana. In their dedication to sharing qawwali with the world, they’ve brought their mesmerizing performances across Europe, the Middle East, and North America.


This performance is part of our 2018/19 Performing Arts season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.


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