Abida Parveen’s folk music left audience spell bound

WEB DESK: Sufi queen Abida Parveen recently performed in Roy Thomson Hall in Canada and left people mesmerized in the wake. She needs no introduction when it comes to sufi music and according to The Guardian she is named as ‘The greatest Sufi female singer in history’. She is also a recipient of Pakistan’s second highest civilian award, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, dedicating her 40 years to sufi music.


The Agha Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada in partnership with Roy Thomson Hall decided to mark the culmination of the great poet series on May 15th,2016, and Abida Parveen was their natural choice.

Later on, Rup Magon of Josh met Abida Parveen and well, you can see what happened next.

One of the attendees posted a clip from the concert

Her rendition of the Sufi poetry was performed with the company of musicians on the harmonium and percussion (drums,gongs ,xylophones, etc).The five-part series showcased various poets from Rumi to Khusrau through performances by singers gathering from across the globe. Abida Parveen, of course, stole the show.