LONDON, ENGLAND, October 01, 2018 — CPIC, an award-winning real estate investment firm specialising in opportunities in Gwadar, Pakistan is pleased to announce Abida Parveen live in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo on October 26th.
Meet the mystic musical maestro
Abida Parveen is a distinguished Pakistani Sufi singer, composer and musician regarded by many as the “Queen of Sufi music”. With an extensive repertoire of more than 100 albums and a remarkable career that has spanned almost five decades; she began singing at the age of 3 and is now established as one of the world's greatest mystic singers touring internationally since 1993 with her first concert at Buena Park in California. She has also taken up a central role in mentoring the new generation of singers, acting as a judge on talent shows such as Pakistan Idol and STAR Voice of India.
Ms. Parveen initially started performing at Dargahs (Sufi shrines) and Urs (death anniversaries of Sufi saints) in the 70's but her major breakthrough came in 1973 when she performed a traditional Sindhi song on Radio Pakistan. Since then she has broken record after record in her journey to become Pakistan's preeminent female vocalist, culminating with the conferment of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2012 which is Pakistan's second highest civilian award. You can hear her powerful rendition of beloved Sufi song Ghoom Charakhra with rockstar Ali Azmat just last month on the very popular music show Coke Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FvMSp4BoL4
Singer or revolutionary?
Ms. Parveen is an enigmatic persona who has been shattering long-established customs her entire life. She is the current representative of a well-established Sufi musical dynasty based in the Sindhi city of Larkana, also home to the very influential Bhutto political family. Her father, Ghulam Haider, realised honing his daughter's gift was more important than following tradition and thus trained her throughout childhood.
Outside of the world of music, Abida Parveen has been instrumental in overturning gender conventions in other domains as well. She is an accomplished artist and has her own gallery which showcases her distinctive jewellery, paintings and clothing.
Check out this compilation of some of her greatest hits.
Influencer of global music
An expert in an enormous variety of different genres from Ghazals to Qawwalis to Sufi rock, her forte is Kafis, classical Sufi poetry that is accompanied by percussion and harmonium. Her ability to sing in various languages such as Arabic, Persian and Nepali has allowed her to genuinely connect with audiences outside of Pakistan. She has sold out shows all over the world headlining festivals in Oslo, New York and Amsterdam to mention just a few.
Now, on the 26th of October Abida Parveen fans in the UK have the golden opportunity to see her at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Tickets are running out fast – buy them at https://bit.ly/2DcfFcp to enjoy a wonderful performance by the folk queen.
Proud hosts of a living legend
CPIC is a real estate investment firm with offices in Karachi, New York and its head office in Mayfair, London. CPIC focuses on investment opportunities in Gwadar which is being developed as the focal point of the $62 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor and China's One Belt, One Road Initiative valued around $5 trillion. Consisting of world leading investment and real estate professionals, we promise to provide the highest standards of development and are forerunners in the establishment of trustworthiness, transparency and authenticity to Pakistan's real estate industry.
One of CPIC's main aspirations is to endorse the accurate image of a prosperous Pakistan – flourishing, dynamic and full of fantastic opportunities. There is no better way than joining forces with one of Pakistan's singing superstars and bringing the very best of Pakistani folk culture to a global audience.
CPIC'S premier housing project China Pak Golf Estates is a residential community spread across 6.7 million square feet, widely acknowledged to become the 'most desirable residential and lifestyle address in Gwadar'. Offering a luxurious, safe and comfortable environment it is currently the most sought after location for those who are looking to invest in Gwadar real estate.
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