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  • Light and heavy things in Zeeshan Sahil’s Karachi

    ’Released in the summer of 2013, Light and Heavy Things marked an important moment for all English speaking poetry enthusiasts, namely the first moment that the late Zeeshan Sahil’s free-verse poetry (or rather, a minute sample of it) became readily accessible outside of the pages of an anthology...

    From the political sphere to his own front door, and from the confusion and sometimes violence of packed city streets to the chimes of a...

  • Seaview, Dau Darya get Sahil police station

    Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal inaugurated the Sahil police station, which has been established temporarily on the premises of the Darakhshan police station...

    The minister told the media that 50 officials with three police vans and four motorbikes had been given at the disposal of the Sahil police station...

  • Qawwali and the love of divine

    And Akram was pleased to inform the audience that his previous performances at T2f had adhered to the more traditional aspects of qawwali with Sunday night’s performance being no exception...

    ”Grandsons of Munshi Raziuddin, renowned qawwal and classical musician, who has trained shining stars such as the Saami Brothers in qawwali and classical music, the Akram Brothers are on the way to finding their distinct voice...

  • Napa to hold workshop on qawwali on 9th

    KARACHI: A workshop exploring the genre of qawwali will be held at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) on July 9, announced Ustad Nafees Ahmad at a press conference on Thursday...

    As qawwali is considered to be the epitome of pluralism, tolerance and love, the workshop is a step towards making the intricacies of the musical genre easy to understand by the public...

  • Qawwali institute named after Amjad Sabri

    KARACHI: It was heartening to see almost the entire family of Amjad Sabri, the distinguished qawwal who was shot dead last year on June 22, to turn up at an event held in his memory on Thursday night at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi...

    Addressing the audience, after Farid Ayaz and Abu Mohammad had performed two beautiful pieces of qawwali, the minister of culture Syed Sardar Shah lamented that Sabri was being referred to as...

  • ‘Qawwali is a celebration of love’

    KARACHI: Thriving for almost 32 centuries, the rich historical tradition of Qawwali was the topic of a workshop at the National Academy of Performing Arts on Sunday...

    “Qawwali is a celebration of love, nothing more, nothing less,” began Adnan...

  • Adnan Sami sings his first qawwali for Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    According to Times of India, Adnan Sami Khan will also lend his vocals to one song, which will be the first qawwali of his career...

    "Salman called and said, 'Bro, there is this particular song and it's a qawwali and I'd really love you to sing it,'" shared Sami with Times of India, "I loved the challenge as I have never sung a qawwali before...

  • Qawwali star Sabri gunned down in Karachi

    The 40-year-old Sabri, son of qawwali maestro Ghulam Farid Sabri, was heading to a private TV channel to perform in its Ramazan transmission when he was sprayed with bullets, police said...

    A splinter group of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for Sabri’s killing because he was a ‘blasphemer’, according to an Asso­ciated Press report...

  • Heartache of the subcontinent — An ode to Qawwali

    —Naziri NishapuriWhat is the culture of Pakistan? Is it the same old people's culture of the subcontinent, or is it the culture of the state of Pakistan?If Pakistan does have a distinct culture, what sway does Qawwali hold in this distinct milieu?How would you fit a musical tradition — which is heavily influenced by syncretic mysticism and stretches back to 700 years — in a culture, which is supposed to be pure of all the heresies of the past...

  • Qawwali is here to stay

    In the wake of Amjad Sabri’s death, many fear qawwali’s eventual demise but the centuries-long musical tradition still continues to draw fans and artists alikeIt may have its highs and lows, but the contemporary scene of qawwali is by no means dismalBy Asif Noorani and Nafees AhmedThe murder of the renowned qawwal, Amjad Sabri came as a rude jolt to the popular genre of vocal music, but to think that this will toll a death knell for qawwali...

  • Qawwali institute to be set up

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has announced that the Sindh government will establish Shaheed Amjad Sabri Sufi Music and Qawwali Institute in Karachi...

    The decision was taken to pay tribute to the assassinated qawwal besides promoting Sufi teachings through the genre of qawwali...

  • A night of Qawwali with Farid Ayaz group

    KARACHI: The scent of rose petals was wafting out of the Napa auditorium past midnight where the stage was set for a night of qawwali performance by Fariduddin Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and group on Saturday...

    A tradition which Napa began last year of qawwali followed by a sumptuous Sahri during Ramazan and having received positive feedback, Napa decided to continue with it this year as well...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

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