Riffat Sultana



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.  She has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Egyptian singer Hakim, and DJ Cheb i Sabbah.  Riffat performs a wide variety of traditional and modern material from the Indian sub-continent, including Sufi, Ghazal, Qawwali, Bhangra, and Bollywood classics.  She is accompanied by her husband Richard, an accomplished guitarist, music producer, and a student of her father’s music.

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