Several Naat Khawan and qawwals presented devotional poetry and Qawwali
during the Mehfil which was highly appreciated by hundreds of visitors present on the occasion.
He is popularly known as Shahenshah-e-Qawwali
, meaning The King of Kings of Qawwali
His recent qawwali
track Bhar do Jholi Meri in mega- hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan has also got rave reviews.
Towards the end, Thoyyib was joined by members of the audience in presenting famous qawwali
Parda hai parda from multi-starrer Bollywood action-comedy movie Amar Akbar Anthony, released in 1977.
The ceremony started with a dance performance by the students of SheemaKermani and a qawwali
performance, Man KuntoMaula, was sung by students of Karachi High School.
Tell us what makes qawwali
singing different from other styles of singing.
The venue also hosted a free performance by Rajasthan's Irshad Ali Qawwali
Party, which went down particularly well with an engaged Sunday morning crowd.
Mr Khan, an acclaimed singer primarily of devotional qawwali
songs, also excels in ghazals and light music.
Folk, fusion, rock, indie and Qawwali
were just a few of the genres represented at Pakistan's first Music "Mela," or "gathering," a three-day festival in Islamabad in May that featured 15 bands, drew more than 3,000 attendees, and offered concerts, workshops and panels.
Be it Marriage, Keertan, Qawwali
, Bhangra, Garba, Bhand Pather or any tradition
Anyone who is old enough to have had a taste for unconventional music in the late-20th century may recognize the accordion-like hand-percussive music accompanying these lyrics as qawwali
In South Asia, the Sufi music tradition is called Qawwali
, which too is devoted to the love of God, prophet and his companions.