Raza & group performed on 7th June 2014 at Clandestino Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.Raza represents Sufi tradition, in which music is a way of achieving a personal connection with God. He sings in Urdu and Punjabi and his wide vocal range, which stretches from lower register to falsetto, allows him effortlessly to match the upper and lower range of the harmonium. Not only vocal scale, but his ability to modulate his voice and pass easily between different ranges, sets him apart from other Sufi artists in the world. By composing simple, but intense music Raza intends to engage the audience and shares his profound spiritual experience with his listeners. He has been performing on big scenes in India since 1994 and recently begun to perform at international platforms(Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland).
Clandestino Festival is an alternative music festival that also includes other forms of art and conversation. With international artists from places as shaped by the global migration wave noise created here an innovative alternative to the commercial mainstream culture. The festival goes beyond multiculturalism and fights against racism. The project as a whole inspires the audience to think about the differences between groups of people again, beyond exotiserande, victim awareness and demonizing representations. Through a cross-genre electronic rebellion, a posturing of known and future legends, underground academic excursions and suggestive sound art, Clandestino Festival has formatted the possibility of another heartbeat.