Abida Parveen’s Lecture on Spiritualism

Duration: 04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007
Venue: The Aga Khan University
Fee: Free!

Information From Dr. Jahangeer Khan, Manager, Faculty of Heath Sciences Administration, AKU

– The main venue for the lecture is Aga Khan University (AKU) Auditorium
– Time 4:00 – 6:00 PM (we would request to arrive by 3:30 pm to secure a
proper and comfortable seat)
– The lecture is open to all interested
– Admission to the lecture is free with first come first served and
there are no charges
– You are welcome to bring any number of guests along with you.

Long-known as the heir to the throne of the late Qawwali legend, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani singer Abida Parveen will speak on Spiritualism at 4:00 p.m. February 14, at the Aga Khan University (AKU) Auditorium. The lecture is part of the AKU Special Lecture Series. Born in Larkana in 1954, Parveen received her musical training initially from her father, Ghulam Haider, and subsequently from the great exponent of the classical genre, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. She embarked on her professional career from Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in 1973. Her first hit was the Sindhi song “Tuhinje zulfan jay band kamand widha.” Though Parveen is associated most closely with the verses of the Sufi master, Shah Abdul Latif, she has also sung the verses of other Sufis, including Amir Khusro, Bulleh Shah, Sachal Sarmast, Sultan Bahu, and other such as Kabir and Waris Shah. Parveen has received many prestigious music awards for her singing, and is often invited to music festivals in India and abroad, regularly touring the Middle East, Europe, UK and USA.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tamed~. (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 3:05 am

    I hope she will sing some spritful Kafii’s for the doctors.

  2. Turab (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 3:51 am

    I love Abida Parveen’s heavenly voice…
    I remeber she had a show in Calgary and she came straight from toronto with fever of 102F… and yet she mesmerized the whole crowd for three hours plus!

  3. Fayaz Buriro (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

    A very good poetry I’d heard from the well named singer Madam Abida Parveen. Well, she sung (without instruments) very beautiful but I personally very disappointed because I came to learn from Madam Abida, that What is Spiritualim. But there were only quotes and poetry of our Auliya (Saints). There are two questions in my mind. One from AKU management and second one from Abida Parveen.
    1: You might change the topic of the session as “Aik Sham Abida Ky Naam” instead of “Spiritualism”.
    2: Abida recitated the poetry of our Soofi Poets and saints including Moula Ali (AA). But what is Spiritualism in Abida’s views?
    In future AKU management must clear the topic and theme, this is my personal request.
    By: Fayaz Buriro

  4. Ramla A. (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

    Very interesting and eclectic coverage on the KMB!

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