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Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Eid (Milan) celebration

We invite you to join us in a community tribute to one of the most important Pakistani singers of all time, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Talented young Bradford born singer Hamid Ali Naqibi features alongside some of Bradford's most important Pakistani musicians, in a celebration which fuses the music, food and dance of Pakistan.

Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Eid (Milan) celebration

Saturday 25th September, 6.00-11.00pm
New Student Central, University of Bradford Union (UBU)
(Formally the Basement, Communal Building)
Tickets £8 (including food)
Box office - 01274 233200.
Information - 01274 233191
Email -

In collaboration with TLMC, UBU,
Bars, Shimla's Restaurant &
Pakistani Cultural Society.
OWAIS - Asian Pop Band
(TLMC resident band)
Hamid Ali Naqibi - Qawwali singer
Bashir Lohar - Pakistani folk singer
Muhammad Younis- Dhol Master with Dhol Drummers and Supporting DJ
Bollywood & Global Dancers - Dorothy Stevens School of Dance

Qawwali - embellished melodies (rags) sung & played on harmonium and accompanied by delicate, often sophisticated tabla rhythms - is the devotional music of the Sufis. Sufism is the inner mystical dimension of Islam. A practitioner of this tradition is generally known as a sufi, though some adherents of the tradition reserve this term for only those practitioners who have attained the goals of the Sufi tradition. Another name used for the Sufi seeker is Dervish.

The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was considered one of the greatest Qawwali singers in the world. Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1948 he was renowned for his amazing performance at Sufi Shrines all over Pakistan and India. After Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's death in 1997, his friend and manager Haji Iqbal Naqibi settled in Bradford and later began mentoring Hamid Ali Naqibi a young Bradford born Qawwali singer. Hamid's expressive passion and power in his young voice has been compared with the great singing master Nusrat.

Showcasing the talent within the University community, this event brings Hamid Ali Naqibi together with a young talented Bradford based Pakistani pop/rock band OWAIS, renowned Pakistani Folk musicians Bashir Lohar (singer) and Muhammad Younis (dhol master).