Dr. Karim Gallani and his troupe of performers give us insights into the origins of the Sufi musical style, and its broad themes of appreciating cultural diversity, divine love, and humanity.The accompanying ensemble itself represents cultural diversity from Pakistan, Iran, India, East Africa, and Canada.
Sufi Musician and Ethnomusicologist
Blending ancient and modern instruments, cultures and poetry, Dr. Gillani takes audiences that have included heads of state all the way to students on breathtaking journeys to connect with music that moves the soul. Listeners are often moved to tears with his performances, through the sheer breathtaking beauty. With his commanding stage presence and charisma, he leads a Sufi Ensemble that will create revolutions and evolutions in all those who listen. When not performing, Dr. Gillani is an instructor and ethnomusicologist at the University of Alberta. Find out more about him at http://www.karimsangeet.ca/
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx