Riyaaz Qawwali

Origins Series

Friday, September 17, 2021

Doors: 7PM  | Show: 7:30PM

Kaufman Music Center. – 129 W 67th St, Manhattan

Tickets: $30 | $45 – member benefits apply

Following a sold-out WMI performance at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2019, Riyaaz Qawwali is back in NYC. The ensemble is made up of an ethnically and spiritually diverse group of musicians from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who are dedicated to promoting awareness of qawwali and honoring the 700-year old tradition of this devotional musical form.

More about Riyaaz Qaawwali

The ORIGINS series features artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture’s music to tell the story of their origins, preserving and affirming cultural identities and legacies.

This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.