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.
— Roy Thomson Hall (@roythomsonhall) May 16, 2016
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.
I've peaked, guys. No more live concerts. Nothing can top this. Nothing can match this. #AbidaParveen
— Sahar Junejo (@SaharJunejo) May 16, 2016
— Faraz Ahmed (@farazk11) May 16, 2016
Just saw #AbidaParveen in concert. Not sure if that was a dream or reality. What a legend.
— UShahzadi (@UShahzadi) May 16, 2016
Later on, Rup Magon of Josh met Abida Parveen and well, you can see what happened next.
— Rup Magon (@RupMagon) May 17, 2016
One of the attendees posted a clip from the concert
— Shaz (@shaz_Insafiyan) May 17, 2016
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.