A Brierfield singer and artist is to take part in a unique event with his Nasheed Choir in a cathedral.

Hussnain Hanif is a Nasheed artist who takes his practice all over the world. 

Nasheed is a form of mid’ha (praise) and said to originate from the 1,400-year-old Sufi tradition of ‘individual devotion and cultural expression’. It comprises of poetic songs of love, harmony and peace. 

Hussnain will be joined by Nelson's Julian Evans, an experienced composer and choral director and Ismaeel Hanif, who is also from Brierfield, at Bradford Cathedral on Saturday, October 29.

The programme will feature a short documentary film capturing the background of the choristers. 

Lancashire Telegraph:

The Nasheed Choir Pendle was launched at a sold-out event at Burnley Mechanics Theatre.

Hussnain said: “I am excited by the possibilities of combining Nasheeds and choral musical harmonies and the opportunity for young people to train with me and The Nasheed Choir team.

“It is wonderful to be taking The Nasheed Choir on its first public performance to local audiences at the magnificent Bradford Cathedral.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

He added: “This work has never been done before as singing in harmony and choral form is not something that comes from the Middle-Eastern or South Asian cultures. It’s a very western phenomenon.

“I am passionate about creating a new hybrid style of Nasheed singing that incorporates my three identities: being Muslim, British with a Pakistani ethnicity” 

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