Mystic Music of Pakistan

Journey through a captivating performance of Qawwali music by Abdullah Muhammad Manzoor Niazi. Popular in India and Pakistan, Qawwali is a musical genre which expresses Sufi devotion. Originating in 14th century India, Qawwali songs fall into two groups, Hamd or Manqabat, both devotional songs dedicated to Allah and ghazal which are secular songs celebrating wine or love. A traditional Qawwali ensemble consists of nine men – two lead singers who play the harmonium, five chorus singers who beat time with their hands, a tablâs player, and a dholak drummer.


Mystic Music of Pakistan

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