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Music in the Sufi Dargahs of India and Pakistan

Course number : 4450035   ID : 4108   
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Since the arrival of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, Sufi masters have lived, traveled, and left a legacy among the communities of the region. Today, north India and Pakistan are scattered with Sufi dargahs, or tombs, that remain alive with devotees paying homage to great masters in the form of prayers, offerings, and devotional music known as “qawwali.” In this workshop, we will watch and listen to several examples of Sufi qawwali and discuss the rich history of this musical tradition. With special attention to themes in the music and their presentation in the Sufi dargah, we will explore how a very local manifestation of Sufi practice has long bound together diverse religious communities in South Asia.

Class Details

1 Session(s)

SFCC Main Campus

Nicole Ferreira 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/17/2024 Wed 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Santa Fe, SFCC Main Campus  Map Nicole Ferreira