An Evening of QawwaliVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Arts and Culture
Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Consulate General of Pakistan have co-organized this special two-night series to celebrate Qawwali, one of the world’s oldest oral traditions that has evolved into being the universal song of love, peace, and brotherhood. This evening concert, the second of the two-night event, will be a live performance by Fareed Ayaz-Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Party to showcase the spiritual, philosophical, religious, musical, and poetic elements that combine to create Qawwali.
Want to learn more about Qawwali? Click here for the first part of this two-night series.
Fareed Ayaz-Abu Muhammad Qawwal are considered to be competent, knowledgeable and talented Qawwal in the world today. Their ancestry can be traced back to Miyan Samat Bin Ibrahim, who was a disciple of Hazrat Amir Khusrau, the inventor of Qawwali, and the very first Qawwal in this world. The Qawwali of Fareed Ayaz-Abu Muhammad Qawwal represents the genre in its most pristine, pure and authentic form; their musical tradition integrates spiritual, philosophical, religious, musical, and poetic elements to create an atmosphere that facilitates a spiritual connection between participants in a mehfil-e-samaa — a gathering of listeners and performers of Qawwali — and the ones they truly love.
Fareed Ayaz-Abu Muhammad Qawwal are known for the authenticity of their song, their knowledge of melodic modes and rhythm, their extensive repertoire, and their ability to engage, entertain and enthrall listeners. They travel the world, all year long, to perform Qawwali. Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America are amongst the countries where they perform regularly.
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