Our fifth panel in the Indo-Persian Confluence series explores Sufi music from Pakistan and India known as Qawwali.
Wajiha Naqvi (singer/scholar, Karachi, Pakistan)
Dhruv Sangari (singer/scholar, Delhi, India)
Shahwar Kibria Maqfi (UCLA)
Chair and Discussant
Peter Manuel (CUNY)
Saami Brothers Qawwal
Image: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997) performs live on stage on the TV show 'Big World Cafe' in February 1989. (Photo by Tim HallRedferns, Getty Images)
About the Event Series
The Indo-Persian Musical Confluence Symposium presents a series of performances, workshops, and presentations by academics, independent scholars, musicians and artists whose work relates to Indo-Persian musical cultures, including the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Iran.
This collective exploration of the Indo-Persian musical exchange aims to give new prominence to its contemporary legacy while enhancing musical relationships, collaborations, and comparative research.
The Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair in Indian Music at The Herb Alpert School of Music
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Funds
UCLA Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
UCLA Iranian Studies program
UCLA Center for India and South Asia (CISA)
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES)