WORLD-renowned Qawwal (traditional Indian singer) Wajahat Husain Badayuni and his group from India arrive in Fiji next week to stage shows around the country.
The eight-member group arrive on Thursday, September 20 sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the Indian Cultural Centre in Fiji.
ICC director Dr Kamal Kishore Mishra said the group would also promote cultural ties between Fiji and India.
Dr Mishra said Qawwal Wajahat Husain Badayuni and his group had performed in India and other parts of the world.
"Qawaali (traditional Indian song) bring the concept of oneness, it cuts regions and beliefs and unites people," he said.
The group will stage shows in Nausori, Labasa, Sigatoka, Suva, Lautoka and Ba.
"This has been possible through the assistance of municipal councils and the people of Fiji," he said.