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Sufi Music Night with Fanna-Fi-Allah and Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble

La Peña

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

Sufi Music Night with Fanna-Fi-Allah and Eliyahu & The...

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  Tickets: $20 adv., $25 dr. Fanna-Fi-Allah The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble is the leading representation of this music worldwide. Through their consistent high profile appearances in both Pakistan & abroad they have captured the hearts of thousands. The intensity of their stage performance with its smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal passion ridding on heavy rhythmic grooves & rich vocal choruses have captivated audiences in Pakistan, India, North Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, the USA and beyond. After another winter of Qawwali events abroad at such prominent places as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Urs Pak Pattan (Pakistan’s largest Qawwali event), New Delhi (India) & Australia, the members of Fanna-Fi-Allah reunite in California for their 13th annual American summer tour. Coming from the initiated lineage of iconic Qawwali great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, this ensemble continues onward towards promoting Pakistan’s great Sufi tradition in the west. Eliyahu &The Qadim Ensemble Sacred and Folkloric Music of the Near East Known for his authenticity and soulful musicianship, Eliyahu Sills has been performing music for over 20 years on multiple instruments, including bansuri (the bamboo flute of India), and Turkish and Arabic ney (the reed flute of the middle east), the upright bass, and electric bass. He performs throughout the country with his critically acclaimed band, The Qadim Ensemble, whose CD reached #7 on Billboard's World Music charts, as well as collaborating with many highly acclaimed musicians. Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning 'ancient' as well as 'that which will come.' The ensemble’s repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Greek, Ladino and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region's cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them. Acclaimed for their passionate performances, The Qadim Ensemble is comprised of accomplished and acclaimed musicians. The San Francisco based band has attracted a growing global audience who are responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message of peace and cross-cultural appreciation.
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La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)


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La Peña

La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.

As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.

Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.

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