2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: FACE, the Music of Pakistan

Wahid Allan Faqir

Wednesday, March 16
9:10PM - 9:50PM


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Wahid Allan Faqir is an extremely energetic and colorful folk singer hailing from the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the province of Sindh in Pakistan. Wahid comes from a family of folk bards who used to recount the love poetry of the Sufi Saints on the one stringed instrument known as 'Kingh'. Using his poetic knowledge Wahid found inspiration from his mentor, the late legendary Allan Faqir of Sindh, and fashioned his style after him to the extent of even using his name. Wahid is also renowned in his community for battling against the feudal traditions of honor killings in his home province and adhering to the simple lifestyle of a Sufi Dervish. His unique singing and dancing style, with his peacock tailed turban and his eyes sparkling with mischief is always promises to entertain and connect with the audiences.

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Rahim Yar Khan, PAKISTAN
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