[Reader-list] Workshop on Sufi music (at Habitat Centre, Delhi)

ektara ektaraindia at email.com
Thu Apr 28 19:51:08 IST 2011

A 2-day workshop on Understanding Sufi Literature and Sama 
28-29 May 2011 (Saturday, Sunday) 
(Time: 10 am to 5 pm on both days) 
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 
(Registration required) 
After conducting five successful workshops on Sufi music, qawwali and 
classical music, Ektara India (a Delhi-based group of media and arts 
professionals) invites applications for a new 2-day workshop on 
appreciating South Asia’s Sufi literature and Sama (Sufi soirees of 
listening). Conducted by a number of scholars, musicians and media 
professionals, this short workshop is meant to equip the participants 
to better appreciate the nuances of Sufi poetry and music by giving its 
historical and social contexts. The workshop is not meant to “teach” 
music, even though the two days will comprise of live music 
demonstrations, poetry readings, and screening of documentary films and 
archival audio and video clips. The participants will be guided on 
where and how to chose good Sufi literature and music in our midst. 
Some of the presenters of the workshop are Madan Gopal Singh, Dhruv 
Sangari, Yousuf Saeed and at least one traditional qawwali musician  
 from Delhi (to be announced soon). The final schedule of the workshop 
will be available close to the dates of the event. 
The workshop is open to anyone with interest in traditional poetry, 
music and cultural history. A knowledge or training in music is not 
essential. Although most presentations will be in English, a working 
knowledge of Urdu and Hindi (not necessarily reading capacity) will be 
an advantage. Please apply early as seats are limited. For 
applications, please contact the Habitat centre on 011-43663090/80 and 
ask for registration for the Sufi music workshop. 
Registration fee is Rs.2000 (inclusive of tea/refreshments). Payment by 
cash can be made at the programme desk. Registrations would be open 
form May 01-03 for IHC Members. Non-members can register from May 4th 
India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003 


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