Mystical Sufi festival:’Maham Suhail Performance’

Folk Singer Maham Suhail is set to serenade music lovers with her soulful Sufi renditions at the Mystical Sufi Music Festival. The three-day music festival would bring together 26 singers from all over Pakistan, and there would be some performers, including musicians, who would delight people through their art. Maham was one of the 10 singers selected from around the world to have received the Goethe Talents Scholarship 2017 by the Music Board Berlin, Germany.

In 2013, she introduced the fading Sufi music form of Shabd Kirtan as a vocalist for the first time to the annual All Pakistan Music Conference in Lahore. She has lived in Kolkata, Santiniketan and New Delhi for six months during which she was a scholar at the prestigious Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata for two months.

Talking to Talkofthetown Maham said, “Sufi music is an effective tool to bring about a revolutionary change in our society. I will be performing a debut live performance on the second day of the Sufi festival. It is a special piece titled ‘Dhol Tarana’. This song is a musical experiment of a unique 5.75-bt cycle (invented by Mithu Saaein on Dhol), with its vocal melody composed by me; a Tarana (Classical form of song), sitar, flute, electric and bass guitar will be accompanied by my vocals,” she said.