Eid Celebration with Qawwali Nite

E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center, Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ, United States

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08 Jul 17

07:30 AM



Eid Celebration with Qawwali Nite

Family Style Entertainment, Henna, Jewelry, Clothing,
Live Music, Great Food,, And Much More..


Qawwali is a venerable yet refreshing musical tradition that dates back to the late 13th century. The word qaul refers to an "utterance (of the prophet)" and the first Qawwals (qawwali artists) repeated these qauls by making them the subject matter of their qawwalis.

Famous among such artists was a man named Amir Khusro. More than 700 years since Amir Khusro composed the famous qaul ‘Man Kunto Maula’, Riyaaz Qawwali envisions modernizing the genre for today's audience, while staying true to the ethos of qawwali.

In this regard Riyaaz idolizes Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who took semi-classical qawwali to new heights of popularity in both the Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet as well as the World Music circles through the 1980s and the 1990s. Riyaaz Qawwali hopes to take this niche tradition of Sufiana Kalaam and expand its reaches by introducing newer poets to traditional compositions and modernizing the sound while keeping authentic elements, all in efforts to reach new audiences.

Qawwali is an amazing genre of music, with lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies and a unique approach to adding improvisational poetry. It is no wonder then that this genre has gripped the attention of each musician that has joined the group. It is the party’s goal to re-familiarize audiences in the United States with this unique musical style.

The songs which constitute the qawwali repertoire are mostly in Urdu and Punjabi (almost equally divided between the two), although there are several songs in Brajbhasha and Persian. The poetry is implicitly understood to be spiritual in its meaning and the central themes are love, devotion and longing (for the Divine). Qawwalis are classified by their content into several categories:

Hamd - praise for Allah

Naat - praise of the Prophet Muhammad

Manqabat - praise of either Imam Ali or one of the Sufi saints



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