soAlive and well in this journey. Ive begun to listen again deeper to the inner findings of guidance. Traveling to Bali this year, yes Qawwali in Bali. This is quite the upgrade for my physical being, the beauty of culture and health awareness available will definitely push me forward to the next level of experiencing the sounds in all forms. Excited to be working in some fusion projects with great musicians from around the world. Although my devotion occurred through the power of traditional music, I now begin a journey of self expression and surprises to be found. This is why i start this blog now finally after so much has happened. I reach out to you now in means of defining myself once again. I was 16 years focused on production of the traditional sound of the mehifil-sama. Fanna-fi-Allah is a representation of me giving back to such powerful experiences I've had, witnessing the legends of Pakistan. So stay tuned for more publications coming your way. Fanna-fi-Allah tours Bali March 25th to April 10th confirmed at the Open Air Festival, and the New Earth Festival.
This is one of many images and stories yet to be told here. At the shrine of Hazrat Shams-e-Tabrez in the prolific city of Multan. I was so fortunate to be on tour with the US embassy, cultural exchange program, where we performed 28 programs in 24 days. A time where I witnessed so much support for our group Fanna-Fi-Allah. These women in this photo are from Saudi Arabia, on a pilgrimage to Sufi Shrines in Multan. Which would be considered very progressive that they are supported to travel and believe in the sufi message. When they approached this particular shrine I was playing with Ustad and party sitting on the ground right where this photo was taken, no mic just purely amplifying from my heart. They where astonished to see a woman, playing so heartically and immediately started filming me with their phones to take a piece of me with them. From such an oppressive corrupt view that Islam has taken women today have been so supportive of me as a Qawwal. Seen in their eyes an ambassodor truly what the sufi message has continued to represent. A place beyond identity. Although if i was darker color would this even of ever happened. The time now this bridge from east to west must be made. We will heal and we will find equanimity between the masculine and feminine.