In collaboration with museums and academic institutions, Riyaaz Qawwali plans state and regional tours performing qawwali as well as conducting lecture-demonstrations. The goals of the Educational Tours are to:
showcase the qawwali musical heritage
experience the authentic and traditional performance with English commentary
explore the poetry used in the qawwali genre
understand the cultural context of this and other under-represented folk art forms of South Asia
Tours currently being planned:
Massachusetts- September 2018. This includes a University engagement.
Pennsylvania- October 2018. This includes a University engagement.
New York - November 2014. This included concerts at two prominent universities in Manhattan.
Lost Angeles- June 2015. This included concerts at a music festival in Santa Barbara.
New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania- October 2015. This included a music festival, Richmond Elementary School, a university, a residency at a Pennsylvania college.
New York- March 2016. This included a University of Rochester engagements and concert at The Garrison Institute.
California- April 2016. This included concerts at the prominent Getty Museum in LA.
Louisiana- April 2016. This included concerts at the Festival International de Louisiane.
New York, New Jersey- August 2016. This included public and benefit concerts.
Ohio- October 2016. This included concerts at Oberlin University.
Florida- March 2017. This included a concert at a music festival.
Florida- August 2017. This included a concert at a major museum.
Texas- November 2017. This included a University engagement.
New Hampshire- January 2018. This included a University engagement.
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas- March 2018. This included 3 concerts at Penn State, Kenyon College & UH Clear Lake.
Illinois- April 2018. This include a concert at prominent university in Chicago.
Texas- May 2018. This included a museum engagement.
Montana- July 2018. This included a music festival.
Texas- August 2018. This includes a university engagement.