The Department of culture is conducting a program of sufi qawwali at the Ravindra
Bharathi Lawns. The melodious renditions will be performed by numerous well-known
qawwals who have assembled in the city for the event. The schedule for the program
is as follows:
2005-12-01: Shaheen And Party
2005-12-01: Adil Hussain And Party
2005-12-02: Tahseen Hussain And Party
2005-12-02: Ehsan Hussian And Party
Legend has it that the sufi qawwali singing was started by a man who was deaf and
dumb, and who was miraculously cured by a sufi saint. He became one of the first
disciples of Amir Khusrau, the famous Persian musican and poet who came to India
during the 14th century.
Qawwali is sung by a group composed of a leader singer assisted by one, two or three of
his best students. A choir (composed of the other students) adds strength to the music.
The rhythm is underlined by the traditional dholak and a harmonium.
This sufi qawwali event is being hosted in conjunction with the Department of
Culture's Urdu programs.