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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

UK Tour

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Wed 22 - Thu 30 March 2017
UK Tour
22 Mar 17
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Library Theatre
Luton
7.30pm
23 Mar 17
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St George's
Bristol
8pm
24 Mar 17
BBC Radio 3
World on 3
11pm
25 Mar 17
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Howard Assembly Room
Leeds
7.45pm
26 Mar 17
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The Sage
Gateshead
8pm
27 Mar 17
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The Barbican
London
7.30pm
30 Mar 17
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Town Hall
Birmingham
7.30pm

“Intoxicating and entrancing.” (BBC)

Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali from Pakistan bring their stunning interpretation of classic Sufi texts to UK audiences in March.

When legendary qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, died in 1997, the legacy of qawwali, a form of devotional music popular in South Asia, was passed to his nephews, Rizwan and Muazzam, exceptional singers who carry on the Sufi tradition of musical devotion and exaltation.

Performing together since the 1990s, their incredible performances at festivals around the world, including WOMAD, have seen them develop a devoted worldwide following. The brothers perform songs that use hypnotic vocal repetition to induce a state of ecstasy. Backed by traditional instruments gharana, harmonium and tabla, the brothers’ rich voices soar, pushed onwards by pulsing music and rhythmic hand claps.

In the 20th anniversary year since Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s passing, the brothers’ are keeping their Uncle’s legacy very much alive – so get ready for a very special Qawwali show in 2017.