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A Sufi's Song: Food for the Heart (Ustad Nizami)

Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Music Building Recital Hall

5:30 - 7:00 : Discussion about music
7:45 - 9:30 : Musical performance

Ustad Nizami, a master of the Sufi musical tradition, along with his son Faraz Nizami, will be giving a vocal and instrumental concert using traditional Pakistani instruments, such as the tabla, the sitar, and the harmonium. In the many traditional styles of music Nizami plays, including Classical Pakistani/Indian, Pakistani Folk and Sufi, music is played for the purpose of bringing peace and healing through the performance. Both critically and popularly acclaimed, he has performed for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela. On a Fulbright scholarship, Nizami began his own school of Sufi Music in Austin. This concert offers students the unique opportunity to listen to music played by a master of a rich oral and musical tradition that is rapidly being lost. It is also a tradition whose aim to bring inner peace connects strongly with that of this year’s Common Experience—to promote mental health. All are invited for Nizami’s talk on Sufi music from 5:30 - 7:00, followed by refreshments, and a musical performance from 7:45–9:30. Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, the University Lecture Series, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, and the School of Music, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or see http://ustadnizami.com/

Diann McCabe
Common Experience
Lectures, Music
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
A Sufi's Song: Food for the Heart (Ustad Nizami)