SUFI SOUL SANGEET is a unique collaboration of musicians who aim to share the beauty and art of devotional music from India and Pakistan, the music at the heart of sufi culture. This ensemble performs traditional and classical styles of Eastern music including Geet, Ghazal, Bhajan, Thumri, Classical and Folk songs. They combine passionate song, sophisticated raaga melodies, rhythmic tabla beats and sweet accompanying instrumentation.
Sufi Soul Sangeet have performed in Australia, India, Bali and America, collaborating with local musicians wherever they travel.
Tahir Qawaal is the lead vocalist & harmonium player, as well as musical director for the ensemble. A highly skilled performer, he has trained with some of the finest masters of classical music including his late guruji Pandit Pashupatinath Mishra (of Varanasi, India) and qawwali masters such Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Muazzam Ali Khan and Sher Ali Khan. Tahir is well known around the world for leading Qawwali music group Fanna-Fi-Allah. He is also a teacher of vocal music and harmonium in USA and Australia.
Bhairavi Devi is Tahir's beloved partner and long-time student of music. Her voices matches the feminine grace and melody of Eastern music. Bhairavi has studied with female teachers in Varanasi India including Shalini Prateek Sinha and Ragini Sarna. She often accompanies with the tampura, an Indian drone instrument.
Nilan Chaudhuri has spent his entire life immersed in the tradition of Indian Classical Percussion. The son of Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri and a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Nilan received his first Tabla lesson from his father at the age of five. For the last decade Nilan has performed as a Tabla soloist and accompanist, sharing the stage with stars of Indian Classical Music including Alam Khan, Ramesh Misra, and Amjad Ali Khan at many prestigious venues.