Amjad Farid Sabri, Sufi Qawwal, Coming to Phoenix

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Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) presents, Thanksgiving Qawwali, featuring Amjad Farid Sabri and party, on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) presents, Thanksgiving Qawwali, featuring Amjad Farid Sabri and party, on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

With his tall, burly frame, glossy locks and a tiny circle of gold glinting at his ear, Amjad Farid Sabri naturally commands attention. But when he starts singing, it is his rich baritone that captures one completely. The voice is new, yet strangely familiar. Indeed, it is hardly surprising that the son of the legendary Ghulam Farid Sabri has inherited the quality of his father's voice and talent for qawwali.

Qawwali music received international exposure through the work of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, its the traditional form of Islamic song found in India and Pakistan the word qawwali is derived from the Arabic word Qaol which means "axiom" or "dictum". A qawwal is one who sings qawwali, or the dictums of the prophets and praises of God. The qawwali is closely linked to the spiritual and artistic life of northern India and Pakistan.

The qawwali is inextricably linked to the sufi tradition; Sufism is a mystical school of Islamic thought which strives to attain truth and divine love by direct personal experience.

Tickets are avaialble for advance purchase for the show for $30.00 per person, child care is also available for ages 12 and under for $15.00 per child, both include light refreshments. Ticket price on the day of the show will be $50.00 per person. To purchase tickets call (623) 572-9526 / (480) 600-7538 / (602) 284-9116 / (480) 586-1840.

For additional information contact us at http://www.pakistaninformation.org Phone (623) 570-9526.

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