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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali group kick-off UK tour

By: Sarwar Alam

By Reena Kumar The qawwali tradition has been going strong for 600 years, but Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan reigns supreme as one of the most famous figures of the genre in recent times despite his death 20 years ago. Now his nephews Rizwan and Muazzam who trained under his leadership, are continuing the Sufi practice where hypnotic vocal repetitions are intended to induce a state of ecstasy. The brothers, who are backed by traditional instruments including the harmonium and tabla, kick-started their UK tour this week which will see them mark the 20th anniversary of the death of their legendary…

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