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Sufi and the soul

Sufi and  the soul
The fourth edition of Ibadat-E-Aman, a peace bridge of music initiative, was organised in the Capital at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Cente on November 21 by Ehsaas Foundation and St. Stephen’s Society, Agra. It was staged in association with Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

The famous duo of the Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan and Sandeep Silas ‘deep’, presented an evening of sufiyana kalaam along with Astha Dixit’s graceful Kathak performance. Shafqat belongs to the 500 year old Shaam Chaurasi Gharana of East Punjab, the poet Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ hails from Agra and Astha Dixit has learnt Kathak from Harish Gangani of Jaipur Gharana and Malti Shyam of
Lucknow Gharana.

Shafqat Ali Khan rendered sufi nazams and ghazals while Sandeep, recited sufiyana ghazals written by him. An innovation was presented on stage as Astha performed Kathak on Sandeep’s shayari sung in tarrannum.

Ibadat-e-Aman stands for promoting the cause of peace in the Indian sub-continent at the level of artists committed to brotherhood and communal harmony.

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