The 18th International Konya Sufi Music Festival, which started last week, is coming to an end on September 30, as part of the celebrations of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s 814th birthday. Singers and musicians from around the world who are interested in Sufi music are performing at the festival.
In this music festival, Pakistani-born British Sufi opera singer Saira Peter continues to win the hearts of Turks by singing Maulana Rumi’s mystical words in Persian and Turkish. Turks who are deeply interested in Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s poetry have become addicted to Saira Peter’s Sufi opera.
Pakistan first Sufi opera singer Saira Peter has captivated the hearts of audience at International Mystic (Music) Festival in Konya, Turkey, where she performed to pay tribute to Maulana Rumi, the great Sufi poet.
The unique colours of Saira’s own sufi compositions, particularly a qawwali of Maulana Rumi’s poetry in Persian and Turkish, dazzled listeners, instantly increasing her fanbase, who quickly uploaded her performances onto Turkish social media, said a press release issued here on Sunday.
Whenever opera star Saira Peter performs at the festival, the Turks greet the standing ovation, and almost every day at the festival where the festival is held, there is something full of fans and fans of Pakistani-born singer Saira Peter.
People in Konya are seen queuing up to take selfies and photos with Saira Peter. Saira Peter was also presented with a special shield and a flute by Maulana Rumi by the Sajjada Nasheen of Maulana Rumi’s shrine.
This year, Pakistani-born British Sufi opera singer Saira Peter was specially invited from London to Turkey to evoke the magic of sound. World-renowned artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, the United Kingdom and other countries performed at the Sufi Music Festival.