Karim Gillani will be performing profound Ismaili Muslim heritage ginans along side with other Sufi music from South Asia as an expression of “Music and Spirituality in Islam”.
This performance and discussion festival will look at two sufi or sufi-inspired sects: the mourides and the ismailis to understand how music and poetry preserved and propagated the faiths. It will also ask probing questions about diasporic identities and explore the relationships between politics, music, religion and culture.
Dr. Karim Gillani, Assistant Professor, Sufi and Ghazal Musician (Official Music Site).
Karim Gillani obtained his PhD in Music and Religious studies at the University of Alberta in 2012.
Center for Diversity and Global Engagement
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM – Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EDT) - Wooster, OH