The original Qawwali repertoire of Farsi (Persian), Punjabi, and Braj Bhasha (an old form of Hindi) has given way in recent times to Urdu and Arabic. Romantic love is used as a metaphor for spiritual adoration and mystical enlightenment, drawing upon a rich vein of poetic imagery. It is not surprising, therefore, that Qawwali has become a staple of Bollywood film scores.
These nephews of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, then, come from a direct family line of Qawwali vocal music that spans over five centuries. Their inventive reinterpretations of spiritual love songs based upon classical Islamic and Sufi texts was first showcased in the UK in July 1998, at the WOMAD Festival in Reading, to much critical acclaim, and has since journeyed to the far corners of the globe.
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Discography
|Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali||Sacrifice To Love (Album)||Narada||US||1999||Sell This Version|
|Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali||A Better Destiny (Album)||Real World Records||UK||2001||Sell This Version|
|Temple Of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali||Temple Of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali - People's Colony No I (Album)||Real World Records, Virgin||Europe||2001||Sell This Version|
|CDRW122||Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali||Day Of Colours (CD)||Real World Records||CDRW122||US||2004||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|NRCD2007||Fun=Da=Mental* Featuring Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwal* & Zamo Mbhuto*||Fun=Da=Mental* Featuring Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwal* & Zamo Mbhuto* - The Last Gospel (CD, Single)||Nation Records||NRCD2007||UK||2001||Sell This Version|