Thursday, September 23, 2010

Qawwali Ensemble- Bandanawazi and Troupe

Following an extremely successful concert by Pandit Ajay Pohankar in August, SPICMACAY IIMB proudly presents, as part of Virasat 2010, a Qawwali performance by the Bandanawazi group from Hyderabad.

Qawwali is a musical manifestation of Sufi mysticism, and traces its origins to 8th Century Persia. The Indian connection came about with the 11th Century Persian migration to South Asia. Qawwali as we know it today is attributed to Amir Khusro Dehelvi – also the father of Hindustani Classical music. The essence of Qawwali is a spiritual quest for divinity. The songs which constitute the qawwali repertoire are mostly in Urdu and Punjabi, and are classified as Hamd – songs in praise of Allah, Naat – in praise of the Prophet Muhammed, Marsiya – lamentations for the dead, ghazals – love songs etc.

The Bandanawazi group is a prominent group of qawwals in India, led by Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi, son of the legendary Padma Shree Hajji Iqbal Hussain Bandanawazi, who passed away in June 2010. Ateeqji started performing at the age of 7, and is one of the youngest lead singers at the age of 30. The Bandanawazis hail from Gwalior, and are credited with applying the Thumri, Dadra and Khayal styles apart from qawwali.
Accompanying Ateeqji will be Shabaaz Hussain Khan, Saeed Khan, Yaseen Pasha, Asif Hussain Khan and Majid Khan on supporting vocals, Faleebin on Harmonium and Maqsood Ahmed Khan on the Tabla.

Be there for an enchanting evening of music, magic and mysticism.

Date: 25 September 2010
Venue: IIMB Auditorium
Time: 5 P.M.

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