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Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble ~ Friday, November 30, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Present: 

Wintersongs with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble
Friday, November 30, 2012. 

Wintersongs is Kitka’s critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power or community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season. Eastern Europe’s geographic position as a crossroads between Europe and the Orient has produced an astonishingly rich and varied array of seasonal musical rituals. Kitka’s 2012 Wintersongs program will feature songs ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian Alilos (hallelujahs); to Yiddish, Sephardic, and Hebrew songs for Chanukah; to Bosnian-Muslim ilahijas (devotional hymns); to rhythmic Balkan Romany (“Gypsy”) tunes for the winter festivals of Vasilica and Kurban Bajram. Traditional pieces will be woven together with new folk song arrangements and original compositions by Kitka members and contemporary American and Eastern European composers, all inspired by the customs, beauty, and mystery of wintertime.

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Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, and are available online, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

 

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Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center are pleased to present Fanna-Fi-Allah on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Sufi musicians Fanna-Fi-Allah return to Nevada City for a night of passionate music. They continue to carry the ancient tradition of Sufi Qawwali to audiences throughout the world, offering people a way to connect to a place of deep devotion and mystical prayer

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  • $25 General Admission Back / $35 General Admission Front
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Fanna-Fi-Allah

Fanna-fi-Allah’s founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art from some of the greatest masters of qawwali in India and Pakistan. With the blessings of the masters, the ensemble carry the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali around the world.

Fanna-Fi-Allah seek to represent the music in its traditional, authentic form and over the last 18 years they have built a cultural bridge between East & West, embodying a universal message of tolerance that is crucial to our time.

They have offered audiences around the world a unique glimpse into the rich and vibrant culture of Qawwali, performing at large international festivals and concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Pakistan, China, Russia, Europe, Morocco, Indonesia, India and Egypt.

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Fanna-Fi-Allah

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In this time of religious extremism, there are still those who are carrying the flame of religious tolerance, devotion and mysticism- and the Sufi’s are some of the most ancient. Fanna-Fi-Allah carries the tradition and teachings of the Sufi’s in their music, the devotionally driven and passionate music of Qawwali. Through many years of study and practice under the guidance of Qawwali masters of India and Pakistan, their expression of Qawwali music has become an authentic representation and continuation of this ancient tradition of Sufi music.

Sufism is alive and well in India and Pakistan, where Qawwali music celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old, and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion. Fanna-Fi-Allah gives audiences a glimpse inside this rich and vibrant Sufi culture, to which many would otherwise never experience. The groups founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art-form. During their 15 years of world-wide touring they have played at many major international festivals. They have enthralled audiences in the USA, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, India, Egypt, and others, with their dynamic skill, and passionate musical precision. With ten albums already published, Fanna-Fi-Allah have now given us an even greater glimpse into this Sufi world of Pakistan with the production of their new documentary: Music of the Mystics.

Fanna-Fi-Allah continues to carry on an ancient wisdom in their music, a wisdom that is not only heard, but is profoundly felt. A universal message of devotion and tolerance that ignites hearts and quenches their deeper longings. A message that is so crucial for our time.

QAWWALI MUSIC is a passionate devotional practice in which the fire of divine love (ishq) is ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets, sung in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi and Punjabi. The origins of Qawwali music date back about a thousand years to the first sufi mystics who came to India. Qawwali has evolved into an immense art form spanning over hundreds of years of poets, languages & musical evolutions. Qawwali is associated with the ‘sama’ – a spiritual gathering of the Chishti Order whose religious context serves to bring members of the order into trance-like states, that makes them more aware of their relationship with God.​
Fanna-Fi-Allah have been blessed to play qawwali at the beloved tombs of Data Ganj Baksh (Lahore), Baba Ganj-e-Shakar (Pak Pattan), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasoor), Baba Lasuri Shah (Faislabad) and in India at the tombs of Khwaje Nizzam-Ud-Deen Aulia, Hazrat Amir Khusrau, Pir Inayat Khan (Delhi), Khwaje Mueen-Ud-Deen Chishty (Ajmer).