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Fanna-Fi -Allah (Qawwali Sufi Party) is Sunday's headliner!

Performance: 5:30-7 pm, Sunday at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland gym, 2600 Bancroft Way

The internationally renowned ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah embodies an authentic continuation of the ancient tradition of Sufi music. The band’s devotion to spreading spiritual Sufi to the West has become a leading force representing authentic Sufi Qawwali music in the world today!

A thousand years ago the Sufi mystics first came to India bringing with them their passionate music. This devotional practice ignites the fire of divine love ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets. it is the perfect marriage of classical raga & divine Sufi passion.

Fi-Fanna-Allah (translated as ‘annihilation in God’) offers listeners a rare opportunity to experience this pure form of ecstatic Sufi music. Don’t miss the extraordinary opportunity to experience this world class band! The 7-piece ensemble captivates audiences with their dynamic passion and skill. Their music rises to the zenith of passion in vocals accompanied by tabla drum and harmonium piano. With their rich rhythmic grooves, soaring vocal melodies and bright intensity of their live performances, Fanna-Fi-Allah urges us to lift our hearts in exaltation.

Key members of the group have spent over 20 years in dedicated study with the masters of this classical art form in Pakistan and India and are deeply respected throughout the subcontinent. Since it’s creation, Fanna-Fi-Allah has performed at hundreds of festivals, gatherings and concerts worldwide and in Pakistan's Sufi shrines.   Fanna-Fi-Allah was recently featured in the first documentary on Sufi Qawwali music, shot in Pakistan & India entitled “Qawwali-Music of the Mystics".

Here's Fanna-Fi-Allah's: 2016 promotional video &

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