Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Presents: A Special Qawwali Concert with Faiz Ali Faiz
Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
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On Sunday, June 14th, 2009, IMAN will embark on an exciting endeavor with the Old Town School of Folk Music to host a special concert with the renowned Qawwal, Faiz Ali Faiz and Party from Pakistan!!
Qawwali is a Sufi devotional vocal music with a dynamic musical tradition that stretches back over seven centuries, and Faiz Ali Faiz is one of its current leading voices. Faiz Ali Faiz comes from a family of qawwals from seven generations. Born in 1962 in Sharaqpur, Pakistan, Faiz Ali started his professional singing career in 1978. Faiz Ali learned classical music with Ustad Ghulam Shabbir Khan and Ustad Jafar Khan and received qawwali training with Masters Muhammad Ali Faridi and Abdur Rahim Faridi Qawwal. He practices the doaba style from eastern Pakistan.
Faiz's voice is characterised by its large range and a specially rich tone which reminds us of the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who has been his revered inspiration and whose compositions he enjoys singing. Faiz Ali Faiz is considered by many to be the great new voice of Qawwali, winning the BBC's World Music Award in 2006. He has also been highlighted in the media for his collaborations with flamenco musicians and more recently, gospel singers.
Produced in partnership with the Old Town School of Folk Music, a Chicago landmark in outstanding world music, we hope this event will further promote our belief that the arts are a critical tool for cross cultural communication and mutual understanding.
Do not miss this!! Tickets are only $20!! You can either purchase tickets online: http://www.tinyurl.com/faizalifaiztix or by calling Old Town's box office at: 773.728.6000
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