Concert | Riyaaz Qawwali

April 22, 2023

Renowned Houston-based music ensemble Riyaaz Qawwali presents this debut concert of songs inspired by art on view in the new galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds. Qawwali, a mesmerizing form of Islamic mystical music, has been captivating audiences in South Asia and beyond for more than 700 years. This music weaves together unique rhythms, melodies, and poetry reflecting the diverse religions present in South Asia. Hailing from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, the musicians celebrate their linguistic, religious, and cultural backgrounds while remaining true to the Sufi roots of qawwali and promoting a universal message of oneness that transcends religious and political boundaries.

After the concert, stay for a reception in celebration of Eid.

Plan Your Visit
This program is included with general admission. The concert takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater on the lower level of the Law Building, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The Art of the Islamic Worlds galleries are located on the street level of the Law Building. On Saturdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Accessibility Questions?
For information, see Accessibility Resources. You may also email or call 713.639.7300 (Monday–Friday).

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

The World Faiths Initiative receives generous funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc.


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Houston, TX 77005
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