‘Sufi singer Sarah Yaseen was a star performer, switching from djembe drum to guitar to accompany her stunning voice. Singing in Arabic, English, Punjabi and Urdu, and covering centuries of history, she gave a truly awesome show and shared her culture through music.’ (Liz Searle: The State of the Arts)
Coming from a long Islamic tradition of religious singers, Manchester-based Sarah Yaseen draws inspiration from Qawaali and Ghazals, and from artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Mehdi Hassan, and Abida Parveen. Sarah performs internationally, throughout the UK, Europe, and Morocco, accompanying herself on guitar and darbouka when not singing acapella. In addition to her solo work, Sarah also performs with the world music group Rafiki Jazz, Sufi spiritual band Roses of Fatima, and the Sufi folk, Indian classical fusion trio Ruhaani.