qawwal

qawwal

(kəˈvɑːl)
n
(Music, other) a male singer of qawwali music
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According to the media reports, the legend Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, embarked on singing career with Qawwali followed by ever-increasing line of music including sufi, and hymns.
In another program, Sammi Brothers Qawwal will perform in the 'Qawwali Night' on August 13, at 9 pm in a cafe at Khyaban-e-Ittehad DHA Phase VI here.
To book, visit Bookmyshow The Qawwal Nizami Brothers will perform famous sufi qawwalis such as ' Maula Ali Maula' abnd ' Chaap Tilak'
Pakistani artists headlining performances this year include Hadiqa Kiani, Sanam Marvi, Faiz Ali Qawwal, Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan, Coven, Sketches, Asrar, and many others.
The concert includes Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers, performing Pakistani Qawwal Bachchay music, which combines voices with tabla percussion instruments and the harmonium, Morocco's Al Tazya Ensemble, whose devotional music is entrancing, and the Muezzins of Istanbul, who will perform the hymns and poetry of Mavelvi Sufi music.
12 ( ANI ): Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has been criticized by traditionalists for shying away from his qawwal origins, has revealed that he is adamant on growing as an artist, experimenting and trying out different projects.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mira Nair, the director of the opening film The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Mohsin Hamid, the renowned author, whose eponymous book the film is based on; Ami Boghani, script co-writer; Meesha Shafi, musician and actress; and Abu Muhammad and Fariduddin Ayaz, the Qawwal Brothers, who composed the film's soundtrack.
The Qawwali is Sufi music and Qawwal means word in Arabic, which represents the divine voice.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's father did not want him to follow in his footsteps and become a qawwal (devotional singer).
The Pakistani artists on the first Caravanserai tour are Qawwal Najmuddin Saifudding and Brothers, Qawwali singers and Ustad Tari Khan a tabla drum master, dholis Abid Hussain and Abdul Rasheed.
He also took lesson from famous Kavvali performers as Fali Faridi, Abdurrahim Fariri Qawwal, Ghulm Shabbir Knad and Jafar Khan.
It is almost a documented development that some of the qawwal bachas took important part in the evolution of the kheyal in the 19th century.