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  • Qawwali and the love of divine

    KARACHI: The 26th generation of the Qawwal Bachon Ka Gharana of Delhi, Hamza Akram and Brothers, performed at T2F for an intimate gathering comprising the Ahl-i-Zauq on Sunday...

    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...

  • KMC renames roads in Karachi after Sabeen Mahmud and Parveen Rehman

    KARACHI: The administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), exercising his delegated powers, has renamed two roads after civil society activists Sabeen Mahmud and Parveen Rehman, said an official notification issued by KMC's Engineering Department...

    The road near Korangi Association of Trade and Industry in Korangi area has been named as 'Sabeen Mahmud Road'...

  • 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...

    His mother, wife, children and brothers not only participated in the programme but wholeheartedly appreciated the qawwal groups that performed on the occasion...

  • ‘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...

    Finally, the motorcyclists intercepted the car on the service road and the masked pillion rider fired multiple shots at Sabri before fleeing...

  • 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...

  • Swat: Parveen Rehman’s services for marginalised communities praised

    MINGORA: A number of civil society activists in Swat on Sunday marked the death anniversary of the renowned social worker, Parveen Rehman, who was murdered near her office in Orangi Town, Karachi, on March 13, 2013...

    Highlighting different aspects of Perveen Rehman’s life at a gathering, Fazal Noor, a social worker, said that she wanted to work for the marginalised communities for which she quit her job and joined the Orangi Pilot...

  • Local ANP leaders hired Taliban militants to assassinate Parveen Rehman, suspect tells JIT

    A suspect, who was arrested last month, reportedly confessed to his involvement in the assassination of prominent social activist Parveen Rehman and informed the Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) that local leaders of Awami National Party had hired Taliban militants to assassinate Rehman, it emerged on Sunday...

    The police had arrested Amjad Hussain from Manghopir area on October 24 in connection with the murder of Rehman and registered...

  • Suspect in Parveen Rehman murder case arrested, claim police

    Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a suspect in Parveen Rehman murder case from Manghopir area of Karachi...

    Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) West Muhammad Younis Chandio informed Dawn that a hand grenade and a 30-bore pistol were recovered from the possession of the accused, who has been identified as Amjad Hussain...

  • An evening with Abida Parveen

    LAHORE: Iconic Sufi singer Abida Parveen enthralled a large audience at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Sunday night...

    The venue was packed with hundreds of Faiz and Abida admirers...

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