Our mission is to extend the boundaries of South Asian music and introduce artists to a wider audience.
On our latest tour with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwals, we were delighted to secure high profile media coverage for the Sufi maestros. Read on to find out more and to listen again!
BBC RADIO 4 – Loose Ends
The Qawwals began the tour with a visit to the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London. They performed a live performance on BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts and culture programme Loose Ends, hosted by Clive Anderson.
They performed the poignant Qawwali, Biba Sada Dil Mor De. Listen here.
Watch a snippet of the performance:
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BBC ASIAN NETWORK
Following their live performance on Loose Ends, Rizwan-Muazzam did an interview for Waqas Saeed’s BBC Asian Network show, chatting about Qawwali music and the upcoming tour.
BBC RADIO 6 Music – Cerys Matthews
Rizwan, Muazzam and our Director Jaswinder Singh joined Cerys in the BBC 6 Music studio on 17th March to pre-record an extensive interview about Sufi music, Rizwan-Muazzam and the tour. Cerys’ then discussed the tour on her 24th March show, with the full interview due to be broadcast on Sunday 7th April – you can listen again here.
Cerys’ show is hugely popular with music lovers throughout the UK and it was a wonderful opportunity to introduce Sufi music and Rizwan-Muazzam to a wider audience.
Rizwan and Muazzam with Radio 6’s Cerys Matthews:
BBC RADIO LEEDS
Our Director and tour producer, Jaswinder Singh, had a great chat on air with BBC Radio Leeds’ Rav Basra. Listen to Jaswinder describing Qawwali music and introducing Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwals here.
iWeekend – five best this weekend
We were delighted to see the iWeekend national paper pick Rizwan-Muazzam in their ‘five best this weekend’ culture feature.
Eastern Eye – double page feature
Ahead of the UK tour, Eastern Eye entertainment editor Asjad Nazir interviewed Rizwan and Muazzam for a double page spread feature, and included the tour in his ‘top picks’ throughout the tour. It was great to receive support from Britain’s number 1 Asian weekly newspaper.
Songlines featured the tour in its April 2019 edition, saying “rare tour from Pakistani legends”.
This is a just a selection of the media coverage received for this tour. Rizwan and Muazzam also did interviews with many local and specialist asian press before and throughout the tour.
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwals toured the UK from 16 -31 March 2019, produced and managed by Asian Arts Agency.