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Virinder Kalra book launch / Raj Veer / Zahid Lone, Waqas Arif & Prince Abbass

CONCERT / FRIDAY 8TH MAY, 20:00 / FREE ENTRY

Drawing on examples of spiritual music from Punjab, Dr Virinder Kalra presents themes from his new book 'Sacred and Secular Musics: A Postcolonial Approach'. Talk followed by Q&A.

The evening will also feature musical performances from Manchester-based Raj Veer (on flute and pedal), and the trio of Zahid Lone (vocals), Waqas Arif (flute) and Prince Abbass (tabla) playing music from Kashmir, via Rochdale.

β€œIn Sacred and Secular Musics, Virinder Kalra presents a remarkable abundance of original data on Sikh music, qawwali, and other genres in Pakistani and Indian Punjab, offering astute interpretive perspectives on these understudied genres and regional dynamics.” – Peter Manuel, Professor of Music, City University, New York