KARACHI -- Acclaimed artists of the Qawwali industry, Hamza Akram Qawwal
and his brothers Taimoor Akram and Abdul Akram, have set out for their tour of the United Kingdom where they will be performing at one of the largest art festivals in the country, The Greenbelt Festival 2019.
He had himself been taught by Ustaad Fateh Ali Khan the father of the late qawwal
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Asif Ali traces his musical ancestry for over three centuries, where his great-grandfather, Mian Maula Baksh, was one of the most famous classical singers of the Indian subcontinent and his grandfather, Santoo Khan, was one of the first qawwals
to perform in Lahore in 1947 after the creation of Pakistan.
party lead by young qawwali maestros gave the message of love, peace and harmony through music.
KARACHI -- The third death anniversary of highly lauded Pakistani qawwal
Amjad Sabri was marked on Wednesday.
The third generation of the Sansria gharana, along with renowned qawwali group Khawar Ali Qawwal
Party (headed by Ustad Faiz Ali Faiz), pleased the crowd with their energetic performances.
As the year ends, here is a roundup of songs that made it to our list this time in no particular order: Saqi-e-Bewafa by Saakin Allah Allah Bol by Ali Noor and Sanjana Kashmakash by Xarb Sajni by Strings Shikwa Jawab-e-Shikwa by Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal
and Brothers and Natasha Baig Mein by Meesha Shafi Din Dhalay by Bayaan Toofan by Karokaram Ya Qurban by Khumaariyan Roshni by Tamasha Pareek by Ariana and Amrina
Before that, he was normally referred to as the 'fauji qawwal
' as he would be invited to different army camps and installations to perform for the troops.
He adds: "I am basically a qawwal
; the poetry of the sufis runs in my blood.
The South African cricketer recently confessed his admiration for legendary musician and qawwal
, the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, by singing his all-time classic 'Sajna Tere Bina'.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday signed the death sentences of 10 convicted terrorists, including qawwal
Amjad Sabri's killers, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Members of the Shahi Qawwal
Chowki sang folk songs while on their way to the dargah.