ISLAMABAD, Jan 09 (APP):Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE) Thursday arranged a Qawwali night titled ‘Winter Qawali’ to signify this genre of sufi music for music lovers of twin cities.
Famous qawal Subhan Ahmed Nizami from “Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi will perform live Qawwali with covering different other kalams of legendary qawal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
According to the organizers, Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qawwal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi. Some years after his family migrated to Pakistan, the Manzoor Niazi qawaali group was formed, featuring cousins Munshi Raziuddin, Ustad Bahauddin Khan, Ustad Manzoor Niazi and Subhan’s grandfather, Ustad Iftikhar Ahmed Nizami
In 1999, Subhan Ahmed Nizami, barely 18, formed his own qawwali group to continue the legacy of his forefathers. His Radio Pakistan concerts were highly sought after performances that people would go out of their way to attend. His son, Ustad Afaq Ahmed Nizami was the family librarian, a specialist of Farsi kalaam, and an exemplary practitioner of classical music.
Qawali is a devotional form of music that dates back to 13th century spreading the themes of peace, love, harmony and compassion.
FACE is the organization whose mission was to strengthen, empower and educate people through arts and cultural interactions ensuring sustainable and peaceful communities.