Salamat and Party
Sufi Music from Pakistan
Riffat Salamat is the daughter of Ustad Salamat
Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as one of the greatest
classical Pakistani/Indian singers of the last century. Their family
traces back their musical lineage 800 years to Mian Tansen, the
finest court musican of the great Moghul Emperor Akbar. Riffat Salamat
is the first woman from this lineage to publicly sing and carry
on this tradition.
Riffat, who learned to sing from her father
and brothers, is well versed in various genres of traditional Pakistani/Indian
music, including: classical, sufi, qawwali, ghazal, geet and thumri.
Her performances include spontaneous selections from these styles.
She will be accomapnied by her husband, Shiraz
Ali Khan (himself a disciple of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan) on guitar,
and Ferhan Najeeb Qureshi (disciple of Ustad Tari Khan) on