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Sain Zahoor

Various Venues

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29 Sep - 6 Oct 2015
Various Venues
27 Sep 15
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The Barbican
London
7.30pm
£22.50/£17.50
29 Sep 15
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Colston Hall
Bristol
7.30pm
£17.74
30 Sep 15
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Symphony Hall
Birmingham
8.30pm
£20/£15
1 Oct 15
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Howard Assembly Room
Leeds
7.45pm
£12.50
4 Oct 15
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St George's Hall
Bradford
6.30pm
£20/£15
5 Oct 15
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Burnley Youth Theatre
Burnley
6.30pm
£20/£15
6 Oct 15
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Lakeside Arts Centre
Nottingham
8.00pm
£16.50

Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present Sufi street musician Sain Zahoor on his UK tour this autumn.

From Pakistan, Sain Zahoor is a true original. After a recurring dream as a child and being called away from his family, he’s devoted his life to singing at shrines and gained a cult following. The sound of his voice is raw and powerful and the lyrics are surprisingly radical.

With no manager or record deal, in 2006 he was nominated for the BBC World Music Award purely from word of mouth, and has since released records, contributed to film soundtracks, and toured across the world. With his small five-piece ensemble, this charismatic figure is a true holy man who makes an unforgettable impression.

The London show at the Barbican is a special performance with Faiz Ali Faiz, produced and presented by The Barbican.

“Fans of the Sufiana kalams claim that seeing and hearing Sain Zahoor in full flow is the closest anyone alive will get to being in the presence of the Sufi mystics of yore” BBC Radio 3