Qawwali is a musical tradition from present-day India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, dating back 700 years. The group Riyaaz Qawwali brings 13th-century Sufi music to life by overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers, translating lyrics to unravel the cultural heritage of South Asian devotional music. Trained in Eastern and Western classical music, the members have been professionally performing qawwali for the past twelve years.
Riyaaz Qawwali represents the diversity and plurality of South Asia: the ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, hail from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds.
Tickets will go on sale in early October.
Ticket window opens at 6:30PM.
Doors open at 7:00PM.
UCSC students w/ ID $3
Adult/senior/alumni/UCSC faculty & staff/students: $5-$10
Children age 0-4: free with ticket
Children age 5-12: $3
Permit required to park at UCSC: $5 at event.