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Enchanting Soulful Ghazals and Sufi concert for music lovers – A poetic evening of music and spirituality


January 5th, 2024

Toronto, January 3, 2023: After the grand success of Gulzaarish, IWINC, in collaboration with NACOI presents KHWAHISH, a magical evening of Ghazal and Sufi music by the internationally acclaimed vocalist, Parag Ray.

Ray, Canada’s versatile musician and a discipline of Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, along with seven musicians, will present a captivating Ghazal and Sufi concert that will transport audiences to a realm of divine melodies and poetic expression on January 13, 2024 at the Nanji Foundation Auditorium, Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. This enchanting evening promises to be a fusion of cultural richness, musical brilliance, and spiritual resonance.

Renowned artists from around the world will gather on one stage to share their unparalleled talent and deep connection to Ghazal and Sufi poetry, creating an immersive experience that transcends boundaries. Attendees will be treated to a melodic journey, celebrating the unity of mankind through the universal language of music.

“We are excited to curate an evening that not only showcases the beauty of Ghazals and Sufi poetry but also provides a space for people to connect with their inner selves,” said Ray, the visionary behind this event, on January 3 at the Meet and Greet held at Khau Gully restaurant in Markham. “This concert is a celebration of cultural heritage and an opportunity to explore the deeper dimensions of music and spirituality.”

As part of the concert experience, attendees will also have the chance to delve into the significance of Ghazal and Sufi poetry that will enrich the audience’s understanding of the artistic and philosophical context that has shaped these genres over centuries.

“We wanted to bring you yet another legacy of music never experienced before,” says Mini Khurana, IWINC. “Parag Ray is a versatile, classically trained/accredited and internationally acclaimed vocalist and outstanding artist. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of an unforgettable evening that merges musical mastery with spiritual inspiration.”

Tickets for the Ghazal and Sufi concert are available for purchase at


Founded by the collective vision of five ingenuous women – Mini Khurana, Ravinder Malhi, Taran Chandok, Ranju Bansal and Manpreet Dhillon – from the Greater Toronto Area, IWINC has a mandate to bring together the strength, energy and resources of women in the community and to enrich lives and society.


NACOI is a leading event production company dedicated to curating exceptional cultural experiences that inspire, entertain, and uplift. With a passion for celebrating diverse art forms, NACOI aims to create events that foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.