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Farhan Shah & Sufi Oz

Farhan Shah..and Sufi Oz

Join them for songs and dance in the Sufi Tradition

Adelaide Fringe Review 2019: Sufi Music Party — Farhan Shah & Brothers

Stephen Whittington, The Advertiser

February 25, 2019 11:29am

Sufi Music Party — Farhan Shah & Brothers


Rating: *****

Church of the Trinity

February 24

For bunch of mystics, the Sufis certainly know how to throw a party.

The soaring voice of Adelaide resident Farhan Shah, a Pakistani Pavarotti, was borne aloft by a trad-modern ensemble of drums, harmonium, electronic keyboard and guitar.

The power of his ecstatic singing, crazy drunk and in love with the divine, was irresistible. His art draws on the centuries-old tradition on qawwali, to which he brings a modern sensibility.

But the burning intensity of the music remains, stoking the fire of passionate union with God. The poet Rumi said “seek those who fan your flames” and Farhan Shah is exactly that.

Sufi Music Party — Farhan Shah & Brothers

— Stephen Whittington