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Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3WS

Abida Parveen Appearing with her musicians

Such is the power and strength of this woman’s vocal cords you don’t need to know about Sufism or understand the languages she sings in to appreciate an amazing gift.’

Over two and a half extraordinary hours, Abida Parveen showed exactly how she earned the title of the world’s greatest Sufi singer. Audiences danced, sang and shouted their love and appreciation for this inspirational performer. Hat-tip to Björk for the recommendation.

Produced by Manchester International Festival


Simon Broughton talks to MIF about Abida Parveen

At the MIF13 programme launch, we interviewed Simon Broughton, the Editor-in-chief of Songlines magazine.  Simon talks about Abida Parveen, the power of her music and the affect of her voice...

May 22, 2013
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