Chapel Hill NC: Sufi "Songs from the Lands of Five Rivers"

3/20/2015 8:00 PM

Chapel Hill NC: Sufi "Songs from the Lands of Five Rivers"

Carolina Performing Arts presents
The Sufi musical event of this season:
International Sufi singing sensation HANS RAJ HANS – Songs from the Lands of Five Rivers
at UNC’s Memorial Hall
Cosponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the UNC Department of Asian Studies South Asia Section.
Experience music from Punjab and beyond with the mystical wisdom of the ages.

Note: This performance replaces the Sanam Marvi performance scheduled for the same date. Patrons with tickets to Sanam Marvi have been automatically transferred to the Hans Raj Hans performance. If you would like to discuss exchange or refund options, please contact the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333.

“One of the biggest names in Punjabi folk music and Sufiana Kalam” – India Today,  Hans Raj Hans sings a wide range of music from the Sufi poems of Bulleh Shah, Baba Farid, Kabir--he explores the music of the Punjab – the land of five rivers. Straddling the India-Pakistan border, the Punjab was divided in two by the 1947 Partition of India. The songs of Punjab emerge from the Sufi romances of Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal and Mirza Sahiban, many episodes of which are set on the banks of Punjab’s rivers.

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Info: the artist’s website:
Contact: Afroz Taj 919-851-1119 or

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