AUDIENCE at Suva's Civic Centre was thrilled to the amazing display of talents shown by Qawwali (Hindi devotional songs) artists from India on Wednesday night.
Qawwal Ustad Wajahat Hussain Khan Badayuni and the group's scintillating devotional songs and music connected the 500 audience to the Almighty in an extra-ordinary style.
Officiating at the show, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Indian High Commission and the Indian Cultural Centre had given the people of Fiji an opportunity to experience cultural items and dances from India.
Also speaking during the show, India's high commissioner to Fiji Vinod Kumar said Qawwali took people on a divine journey to the Almighty.
The director of Indian Cultural Centre Dr Kamal Kishore Mishra said the singing of Qawwali gave a message of love, affection, compassion and harmony.
"It's connected to the soul of everyone and is a kind of medicine in a complex world," Dr Mishra said.
He outlined that during the shows, the group would perform 90 minutes non-stop, providing people "perhaps" an unspoken opportunity.
Dr Mishra said the group was sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations as part of 40 years of ICC in Fiji.
Meanwhile, the group will be staging their show at the University of Fiji Lautoka campus at 11.30am today followed by their last show at the Khatri Hall at 7pm tomorrow.
The group departs for India on Monday.