Riffat Sultana


(415) 860-0066

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master vocalists from India and Pakistan. Daughter of legendary classical singer, the late Maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Riffat is the first woman from her family's musical lineage to publicly perform in the west. Riffat performs a wide variety of traditional and modern material from the Indian sub-continent, including Sufi, Geet, Ghazal, Filmi, Qawwali, and Light Classical. Her band features various instruments including tabla, bansuri flute, and her husband and producer, Richard Michos on 12 string guitar, which is the perfect vehicle to showcase one of the most passionate and exciting voices in world music. Her performances are devotional, and ecstatic Sufi songs are sure to move your heart, soul, and feet!