#3458: Qawwali and Qawwali-based Music

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Hear an hour of Sufi devotional music, mostly Pakastani and usually sung by men, known as Qawwali for this New Sounds program.   Listen to this ecstatic prayer music performed live by the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party in the WNYC studio, from a November 1993 appearance.  Then there’s an arrangement of Nusrat’s “Allah Hoo” by the Brooklyn Qawwali Party, using jazz band instrumentation, recorded live in 2009, from Globalfest. Also, listen to a version of one of Nusrat’s “great hits,” - “Mustt Mustt,” from the Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia, featuring Tinariwen, the nomadic Tuareg musicians from Northern Mali.  Hear qawwali music from Afghanistan by the Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group, and there’s something from the female “Queen of Qawwali,” Abida Parveen as well.


PROGRAM # 3458, Qawwali and Qawwali-based music  (First aired on 4/23/2013)                                                





Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party

Devotional & Love Songs

Allah Hoo Allah Hoo, excerpt [3:00]

Real World #2300
Or available for purchase at Amazon.com

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party

Live, WNYC, 1993

Mustt Mustt [3:40]

This performance not commercially available.
Mustt Mustt is the title track of the CD,
available for purchase at Amazon.com

Kiran Ahluwahlia featuring Tinariwen

Aam Zameen/Common Ground

Mustt Mustt [4:17]

Avokado Artists Recordings / Out 91425262

Brooklyn Qawwali Party  

Live, Globalfest, 2009

Allah Hoo [12:09]

This performance not commercially available.  Their record contains a version of “Allah Hu”

Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group

The Rough Guide To The Music Of Afghanistan, Bonus Disc

Sare Buredae Ma Ra (My Decapitated Head) [7:39]

worldmusic.net OR download from Emusic.com

Abida Parveen

The Kings And Queen Of Qawwali: Love & Devotion

Yun Saja Chand [8:20]

Or available at Amazon.com

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook

Night Song

Longing [5:34]

Real World Records - #RWR-CD-80012 B
OR Amazon.com

Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Ali Dum Dum (Ali In My Soul), excerpt [4:00]

Legacy / Sony Music 69800
Out of print, but downloads available via Amazon.com OR Emusic.com