Sufi ‘Mystic Music’ festival to be held from 30th

LAHORE: Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop on Tuesday announced holding its annual Mystic Music Sufi Festival 2009 from April 30 to May 2.

Talking to reporters, the Peerzada brothers said this was the 6th annual Sufi Festival organised by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. The festival brings with it a rich variety of Sufi music from across the country. Performers from all four provinces will take part in the festival and over 300 artists will perform. “Through the Sufi Festival, we look forward to highlighting the cultural and traditional warmth and wisdom of Sufi poetry,” said Faizan Peerzada. “We are hopeful that such festivals will bless all of us with tolerance, wisdom and a light leading to a new direction,” he added.


Sher Maindad Qawal 

Goonga and Mithu 

Sain Zahoor 

Zar Sanga 

Mehboob Farid Qawal 

Fakir Abdul Wahid Jamali 

Allah Ditta Loney Wallah 


Iqbal Bahoo

Goonga and Mithu

Akthar Chinar Zahari

Taj Mastani

Shah Jo Raag

Ghulam Chand

Nazir, Ejaz Faridy Qawal

Sanam Marvi

Akber Khemesu Khan and Assumable


Gogi Naseer Butt

Mansoor Malangi 

Papu Sain

Surriya Khanam 

Imran Aziz Qawal

Sain Zahoor 

Jamalud Din Fakir

Suryia Multanikar

Abida Parveen

2 responses to “Sufi ‘Mystic Music’ festival to be held from 30th

  1. Wonderful. Hats off to the Rafi Peer group.

  2. Our group, which is called Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana Rumi, was founded in 1987 and since then we are producing Sufi Music and presenting the Sema Ceremony.
    In the early 1980’s many seekers of the Truth had begun to congregate around Hasan Dede in whom they found the scent of love and tolerance of Mevlana. As with Mevlana, Hasan Dede calls people to him without regard for nationality, religion or gender.

    Hasan Dede carries on the spirit of reform and love of Mohammed and Mevlana Rumi. He speaks to the situations of today. Hasan Dede has included women in the choir and public Sema Ceremony along with men. Throughout history there was cultural and religious pressure which made it necessary for women to hold their Sema separately. Today women and men work in every occupation together, ride busses and trains together, and perform the rites of the pilgrimage together. Thus the Sema is an appropriate place for them to worship together. In God’s Eyes men and women are one.

    The Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana, the name of our congregation, is a Lay Brotherhood of men and women under the guidance of Hasan Dede, striving to live according to the way of love, peace, brotherhood and unity which our patron saint Mevlana Rumi taught and lived himself. Just as all the prophets brought their message to people without discrimination, we continue that by offering Mevlana’s way to all people, with love and affection. Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana are getting invitations from all around the world to present Sufi/Mystic Concerts and the Sema Ceremony. We have carried the love and the philosophy of Mevlana to USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Greece, Japan and to many other countries with our Sema Ceremonies and Sufi Music.

    If you would like to know more about us, please don’t hesitate to visit our website,

    Thank you very much for your attenion and interest,

    With kindest regards,

    The Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana Rumi

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