Riffat -“Indian Funk Night”
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Sunday, August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $12
Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master vocalists from India and Pakistan. Daughter of legendary classical singer, the late Maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. Riffat is the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to publicly perform in the west. Riffat performs a wide variety of traditional and modern material from the Indian sub-continent, including, Sufi, Geet, Ghazal, Filmi, Qawwali, and Bhangra. Her electric ensemble lays down funky danceable grooves that build to ecstasy as her soaring vocal lifts the audience to emotional trance inducing heights. Her acoustic ensemble features more traditional instruments including tabla, bansuri flute, and 12 string guitar, and she often fuses the two groups. Highlighting her performances are devotional, and ecstatic Sufi songs to great saints like Shahabaz Qalander and Baba Bule Shah, sure to move your heart, soul, and feet!