Raza & group performed on 8th June 2014 at Music Meeting in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.Raza represents Sufi tradition, in which music is a way of achieving a personal connection with God. He sings in Urdu and Punjabi and his wide vocal range, which stretches from lower register to falsetto, allows him effortlessly to match the upper and lower range of the harmonium.
Not only vocal scale, but his ability to modulate his voice and pass easily between different ranges, sets him apart from other Sufi artists in the world. By composing simple, but intense music Raza intends to engage the audience and shares his profound spiritual experience with his listeners. He has been performing on big scenes in India since 1994 and recently begun to perform at international platforms(Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland).
Music Meeting presents top musicians from all over the globe that hardly ever can be enjoyed live in the Netherlands and Europe. The festival initiates and supports projects that open up new horizons of new and still undiscovered talent, or artists that are underexposed.Music Meeting presents a high-quality program that drives musical developments; this sets it apart from other festivals and venues as a strong player in this field.' The Fund commission describes the plans as 'attractive, breaking new grounds and innovative' and 'convincingly set out.' Furthermore, it considers the festival ' an example of how to open up less accessible music forms for a wider audience.' Performing Arts Fund The Netherlands In 2013, the leading English music magazine Songlines elected Music Meeting as one of the 25 best international music festivals worldwide.