Highlights from the New York Sufi Festival at New York's Asia Society.
Featured is Pakistan's reigning queen of Sufi music, Abida Parveen.
Performing to a sell-out crowd, Parveen uses her voice, words and passion to produce a powerful visceral connection with her devoted audience.
Throughout the concert people speak to her, cry out with identification to her words, it is extremely rare to find this almost sacred level of intimate devotion between audience and performer.
We hear Rafat Ali, founder of paidContent, and other audience members speak of the impact her music has on their lives.
The event was sponsored by Pakastani Peace Builders, a campaign to bring greater cultural understanding of the rich Sufi traditions within Islam.