Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Event time: 
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This event is at full capacity.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM. All ticket holders must arrive by 7:15 PM, after which time tickets will be released to waitlisted patrons.

All members of a reservation must be present to be admitted. (I.e., if a reservation for two seats has been made, these seats must be claimed simultaneously.)

Pakistan’s Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, grandsons of the revered Munshi Raziuddin, have been acclaimed for their riveting interpretations of qawwali, the ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal tradition. This award-winning ensemble represents the 26th generation of the seven centuries-old Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi founded by Saamat bin Ibrahim, the first qawwal of the subcontinent and principal student of mystic Amir Khusrau. Hamza has studied with the renowned Naseeruddin Saami, as well as with his uncle, Farid Ayaz Qawwal, with whom he and his brothers have toured. The ensemble builds a state of ecstasy through rhythmic handclapping, drumming and powerful vocals, performing songs that range from 13th-century mystical Persian poems to more recent Punjabi poems that speak of the intoxication of divine love.

Presented with generous support from:
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Yale South Asian Studies Council
Yale Council on Middle East Studies
Yale Department of Music
Yale Department of the History of Art

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. All are welcome to register.