Whether you enjoy the soulful voice of Kailash Kher or the melodious songs of Shubha Mudgal, you will have an opportunity to see them both live in action at Jahan-e-Khusrau, The World Sufi Music Festival. The musical extravaganza, founded by Muzaffar Ali, will be held in Arab Ki Sarai, Humayun’s Tomb over the upcoming weekend (March 9 to 11) and will also feature artistes such as Pooja Gaitonde, Kanvar Garewal from Punjab, Tun Tun Fakir from Bangladesh with Barnali Chattopadhyay from West Bengal, Nooran Sisters, Hans Raj Hans and Sharofiddin Murodov from Uzbekistan.
The festival, which will celebrate its 13th edition in the capital, speaks of universal love and has strived to bridge the gap between varied cultures across the globe. The highlight of this year’s performance lineup will be a unique three-part ballet – Yamuna Darya Prem Ka – dedicated to sensitising the world to the ecological damage faced by our water resources through the moving story of River Yamuna, the lifeline of northern India.
The ballet, directed by Ali, aims to motivate today’s youth and draw attention to the environmental concerns that we face today. We believe that the Yamuna, that has given life to the city of Delhi and several other civilisations settled on its banks, needs to be artistically celebrated in order to be truly felt. The three-part performance will open each day with a new phase of the Yamuna unfolding her myth and relevance today.
Where: Arab ki Sarai, Humayun’s Tomb
Dates: March 9 to 11
Time: 6 pm onwards