Riyaaz Qawwali and The Harlem Gospel Travelers

Collaborations Series

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

Friday, October 13

Symphony Space – 2537 Broadway, Manhattan

7 PM -Doors | 8 PM – Show

Tiered pricing – $37 / $47 / $57

Seated Show – Membership Benefits Apply


‘Singing Together’ is a qawwali and gospel music collaboration between Texas-based Riyaaz Qawwali and The Harlem Gospel Travelers from NYC. The program will consist of performances from both ensembles individually, followed by a collaborative set of repertoire performed by both groups. The collaborative pieces carefully interweave qawwali and gospel elements into a singular soundscape, where the listener doesn’t know where one genre ends and the other begins. In the creation of these pieces, the lyrics were also carefully arranged to honor both traditions.

Riyaaz Qawwali returns to NYC after their sold out performance at Cathedral of St. John The Divine which was presented by World Music Institute in January of 2019. Don’t miss this unique show celebrating the unifying joy of spiritual music.


The COLLABORATIONS series presents cross-cultural musical explorations and collaborations. This series often explores the ways in which the music of artists from one culture have influenced the music of another culture, or the music of seemingly widely varying cultures can be strikingly similar or complementary.