Panache Event Managers is organising a qawwali concert by legendary qawwal Haji Maqbool Ahmed Sabri, on 25th May, at the Exhibition Grounds, Nampally.
The Sabri family's musical lineage traces back many centuries, to the time of the Mughal emperors. They claim to be the direct descendants of Mian Tansen, the legendary Hindustani musician of the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
Maqbool Ahmed is one of the four brothers of the famed Sabri Brothers, the others being the late Ghulam Farid Sabri (the eldest), Kamal Sabri and Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri. They were taught music by their father Ustad Haji Inayat Sen Sabri. Maqbool Ahmed Sabri formed his first party of qawwals at the age of 11; soon afterwards in 1956, his elder brother Ghulam Farid Sabri (who had been singing with Kallan Khan's qawwal and party) joined him, and the Sabri Brothers proper came about.
Their career was marked by brotherly squabbles followed by periods of each doing solo work. The duo created a body of recorded work, consistent in quality, but rather more traditional than Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's recorded work. Ghulam Farid Sabri's funeral in Karachi was attended by an estimated 40,000 mourners. Haji Maqbool Ahmed Sabri continues to carry the family torch.
Panache is a 12-year-old experienced event management company from Mumbai. In the process of expansion, it is opening a new branch at Mehdipatnam. This concert is being organised as part of the inaugural program of the branch.
Entry is by donor passes of Rs. 500, Rs. 300, Rs. 200 & Rs. 100 per head. Please contact Syed Imad Quadri at 92915-23194 for further details.