Asif Ali Khan & Group
Asif Ali Khan belongs to a family of famous Sufi musicians and is the talented protégé of the great Qawwali maestro, the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Taking inspiration from his mentor, Asif and his ensemble boast a unique traditional and contemporary rendering style incorporating a musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years.
Started by his grandfather and carried on by his father, Asif Ali Khan & Group features a powerful rhythmic section consisting of hand clapping and the essential Qawwali instrument, the dholak. Asif Ali Khan himself has gained enormous popularity in his native Pakistan for his thrilling performances and hypnotic verse and is fast securing an international following. In a free twilight concert, Asif Ali Khan & Group will take command of the stage at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Date & Time
11 November 2012 5.30pm