The festival opened with the performance of Qawwali orchestra, a group of four Qawwals
They rendered it with such feeling and passion that is rare among young qawwals
of today always look up to the work of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sabri and Aziz Mian.
Born as Abdul Aziz in Delhi on April 17 in 1942, Aziz Mian remains to this day one of the most popular Qawwals
of the sub-continent.
The Faletti's Hotel arranged a star-studded get together to pay tribute to the Qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with a live performance by the famous Qawwals
and nephews of the legend, Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan.
Since new singers don't find any charm in being known as qawwals
, the future of qawwali is bleak.
His life will surely be inspiration to the new generation of qawwals
Amjad Sabri was one of the country finest qawwals
, known for his soul-stirring renditions of mystic poetry.
Hailing from the Sikandrabad Gharana, the brothers are the best known qawwals
in the contemporary arena.
The maestro and his ensemble presented some of his own composition and a few of other masters of qawwals
After the evening prayers, the qawwals
of the dargah sang the Hindi poems composed by Amir Khusro.
An eight-member team of the well-known Nizami Bandhu qawwals
, performed on the occasion.