Qawwali as a form evolved in India in the era of Amir Khusro originating in Sufi practices. Later this form acquired a character of its own, having several streams of practice. Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia: in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan, in Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India, especially North India; as well as Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and many parts of Bangladesh. It is part of a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years.
Mehfil@Prithvi in the month of April will discuss and celebrate this musical form with several illustrations of the masters
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Venue: Prithvi Adda
Entry is free on a first come first basis