Abida Parveen

with Nahid Siddiqui

Fri 5 July, 2019

  • About the show
  • Reviews

An exclusive collaboration between the world’s greatest spiritual singer and a legend of South Asian classical dance, came together for one night at MIF19.

‘Music should rise from the heart and go straight to the soul,’ says Abida Parveen. When this iconic Sufi singer takes to the microphone, that’s exactly the journey it takes – as anyone who witnessed her transcendent show at MIF13 will remember.

For this rare UK date, Parveen was joined by dazzling kathak dancer Nahid Siddiqui for a one-off performance together. An inspirational evening of sacred music and dance, a message of peace, love and harmony from two of the greatest devotional artists alive today.

Curated by Rafi Peer

Produced by Manchester International Festival. In association with The Lowry.

Image courtesy of the artist


Images Credit: Priti Shikotra

Music, says the Queen of the Sufi sound herself, should rise from the heart and go straight to the soul, and indeed it does tonight.

Manchester Evening News

This was a fantastic introduction to the genre from one of the greats. I left the theatre with a sense of optimism and the profound belief that I had witnessed something truly wonderful.

Voice Mag

I would recommend this experience to anyone

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