30th September 2015

Sain Zahoor live in concert

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The charismatic Sufi street musician Sain Zahoor comes to Birmingham as part of his UK tour this autumn.

Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present Sufi street musician Sain Zahoor on his UK tour this autumn.

From Pakistan, Sain Zahoor is a true original. After a recurring dream as a child of being called away from his family, he has devoted his life to singing at Sufi shrines, gaining a cult following in the process.

The sound of his voice is raw and powerful and the lyrics are surprisingly radical.

Rising to prominence in 1989 at the All Pakistan Music Conference, where he received a rapturous response from audiences, he didn’t produce a record until 2006 — and was then promptly nominated for a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award. With his small five-piece ensemble, this charismatic figure is a true holy man who makes an unforgettable impression.

“Fans of the Sufiana kalams claim that seeing and hearing Sain Zahoor in full flow is the closest anyone alive will get to being in the presence of the Sufi mystics of yore” BBC 3

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