A conversation with world-renowned Sufi singer Sain Zahoor Ahmed

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Surrey, B.C. – Next Wednesday, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will welcome the critically acclaimed and internationally admired Sufi singer Sain Zahoor Ahmed.

Recognized as the “best BBC voice of the year” in 2006, Ahmed is a leading Sufi musician from Pakistan. For years he has performed traditional music from the Sufi branch of Islam to audiences all over the world, with concerts in the United Kingdom, Japan, Ireland, India and Norway. 

Ahmed will be awarded an honorarium and recognized for his immense contributions to Sufi music at an event hosted by KPU's modern languages department at KPU Surrey on June 25. 

The event will also include a public conversation between the Sufi singer and the university's visiting history instructor Dr. Almas Zakiuddin, where Ahmed will discuss his journey, his career as a singer and stories from his life. He will also share insights into Sufism, and answer audience questions.

WHERE: KPU Surrey conference centre, Cedar Building, 12666 72nd Ave.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

INFO: The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP with Parvinder Dhariwal or Ranbir Johal.

MEDIA: Videography will not be permitted. Photography will be restricted to media with a KPU-issued pass. Contact Hayley Woodin for information.

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Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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