Doors open at 7.30pm, performance from 8pm.

Always a standout moment of our annual festival, this year’s Sufiana Kalaam will feature appearances from musician Abi Sampa and singer-songwriters Rushil and Amrit Singh.

Taking its cues from the centuries-old Sufi poetry events made famous by South Asian culture, this evening of captivating live performance is set to light up Bradford’s iconic St George’s Hall.

Serving up ‘orchestral Qawwali’ vibes, the trio will pull from over 700 years of Sufi tradition to super-collide a historic and mesmerising style with a range of modern Western influences.

To book for this event you’ll be taken through to the Bradford Theatres website. Please note that the £2 booking fee will be deducted at the point at sale.

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Orchestral Qawwali Project

The Orchestral Qawwali Project combines ancient islamic poetry and music with modern orchestral arrangements and production techniques. It is sung by Abi Sampa,  produced and scored by Rushil and features the Dhamma Tabla, played by Amrit Dhuffer. Through its use of orchestral instrumentation, classical dance and traditional elements, the trio have brought a new lease of  life to this beautiful and ancient art form. Following its release in 2020, the project has met with widespread critical acclaim, garnered support from the Arts Council and PRS and been the centrepiece of commercial campaigns around the world.