SufiOz is Farhan’s contemporary Sufi performance group presenting contemporary (ancient/modern) Sufi music mainly Ghazals and Qawwalis featuring classics of the master singers as well as original compositions. The music is a blend of traditional and modern musical instruments and styles merging Sufi music with world music sounds.

The group has performed extensively for multicultural communities of Adelaide as well as Nexus Arts, Trinity Church, Private shows, Oz Asia (JLF) Nowruz Festival, Auburn Courthouse, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Convention Centre, sold out Adelaide Fringe Festival shows and many more music performances in SA.

Keith Preston

Keith is an experienced world music player touring nationally and internationally with Dya Singh (Sikh/Punjab) as well as featuring with SA acts Local Import (Irish/Italian) AMADA (Middle East & Balkan) Shoor Jahan (Bengali) and Moonta Street Eurasian) He plays santoor, guitar, bouzouki and bohdran and is also recognized as an arts manager, events producer, songwriter, puppeteer and theatre writer/director.

Keith Preston - SufiOz
Alain Vãlodze - SufiOz

Alain Vãlodze

Alain is a sought-after master of Flamenco and Classical guitar with a longstanding immersion in a range of world music’s. A composer and collaborator, he has performed at major festivals such as Womadelaide, The International Guitar Festival and recently with award-winning first nations music productions.

Abdul Nanou

With extensive experience in Arabic, Hebrew, Indian, Persian, Turkish oriental music styles, Abdul has had the privilege to perform in many famous Middle Eastern theatres, alongside elite Arab musicians. Since moving to Adelaide, Abdul has had the pleasure of working and performing with many different communities and leading musicians.

Trained in the oriental music style, Abdul has graduated in violin from the Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University under the careful tutelage of Elizabeth Layton – former Concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Abdul Nanou - SufiOz
Satomi Ohnishi - SufiOz

Satomi Ohnishi

Satomi Ohnishi is a highly respected jazz percussionist who originally trained in Japan and has worked with many leading music acts and projects in Adelaide. She is also a key member of the Asian Ensemble San Oreshi (Chinese jazz instrumentals) and has many collaborations with world, folk, classical and jazz music events and performances.

Ravi Madhawan - SufiOz

Ravi Madhawan

From Fiji originally and now residing in Melbourne, Ravi is steeped in the worlds of Hindustani classical & qawwali music. He is a great player of qawwali tabla and harmonium as well as contributing on keyboards and vocals. He works as a music teacher and collaborator with a range of musicians and genres. Ravi has had the honour in accompanying multiple Indian classical singers and instrumentalists. He performs across both fusion and traditional qawwali art forms.

Shiva Chandiron

Shiva began tabla playing at the age of three followed by harmonium and Indian Classical vocals. Introduced to qawwali and Sufi music at the age of 7 he is a follower of the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the beautiful union of music technique and spiritual meaning that defines qawwali and Sufi music. Music and spirituality continue to be his passion and he is focused on creating and performing devotional music.

Shiva Karan

Shiva is an accomplished devotional singer in Indian and Sufi music. His inspiration comes from the qawwali traditions of the famous Pakistani Sufi singers such as  The Sabri Brothers and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.