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  • Richard and Riffat - a great musical couple, maestros bonded together the best of the best at UPMA

By Prateek Srivastav   27th of November 2017

Richard and Riffat - a great musical couple, maestros bonded together had presented the best of the best at UPMA Banquet 2017 held on 25th of November 2017 at Sakoon Banquet Hall, Fremont CA - 94538.

A huge number of crowd had joined and enjoyed sumptuous dinner with singer Riffat Sultana and her symphony On 25th of November 2017 at Sakoon Banquet Hall, Fremont CA - 94538 and made this event so fantastic. Uttar Pradesh Mandal of America is a non profit organization & all Donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #20-4237546

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master vocalists from India and Pakistan.  She is the first woman from her family's musical lineage to publicly perform in the west.  She has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Egyptian singer Hakim, and toured with DJ Cheb i Sabbah.  Riffat performs a wide variety of traditional and modern material from the Indian sub-continent, including, Sufi, Ghazal, Qawwali, Bhangra, and Bollywood classics. She had played with her husband Richard Michos, playing guitar, along with the Bay area’s best tabla Maestro Gurdeep Singh, and the very talented Vineel Krishna on keyboards.  Highlighting Riffat’s performances are  devotional, and ecstatic Sufi songs to great saints like Shahabaz Qalander and Baba Bule Shah, sure to move your heart, soul, and feet! 

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