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Abida Parveen in Concert

Lopa Kothari introduces a concert given at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester by Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen as part of the Manchester International Festival 2013.

Lopa Kothari introduces a concert by Pakistani Sufi legend Abida Parveen, part of the Manchester International Festival 2013.

This Bridgewater Hall concert was Abida Parveen's first appearance in the UK for a decade, a much-anticipated event for her many UK devotees. She is regarded as one of the leading singers of Sufi music, a devotional Islamic music which claims to bring its followers to a spiritual ecstasy and a oneness with the Divine. Her appeal also goes far beyond her fans - the critic of the Manchester Evening News wrote of this concert, "As soon as she started singing, Parveen's extraordinary voice transcended language and cultural barriers. Such is the power and strength of this woman's vocal cords you don't need to know about Sufism or understand the languages she sings in to appreciate an amazing gift.".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Abida Parveen

    Dhamaal (Dama Dam Mast Qalandar)

    Performer: Abida Parveen.
  • Abida Parveen

    Man kunto maula

    Performer: Abida Parveen.
  • Abida Parveen

    Tere Ishq Nachaya

    Performer: Abida Parveen.
  • Abida Parveen

    Naad-e-Ali Par Naad-e-Ali

    Performer: Abida Parveen.

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