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Gauteng: Qawali evening with Shri Shahid Niazi

  The Indian Cultural Centre, Johannesburg Invites you to a “Mehfil” with the Qawwali Troupe from India Led by Shri Shahid Niazi. Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Time: 18hOO Venue: Indian Cultural Centre 8 Newport Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg RSVP:Tamara Tel: 011-447 3303/25 Email: Shri Shahid Niazi, was born in the district of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in a wellknown family devoted to music. From his very childhood, was conscious about Qawwali Music. Shri Shahid Niazi has been singing for All India Radio (Akashwani) Rampur. At regular intervals his Qawwali can be appreciated on AIR Rampur. He has given his performance in almost all the big cities of India. He has also performed on Doordeshan. She Niazi has also sung for the serial “Shabnam on 001. Shri Niazi exhibits extra ordinary talent in singing Qawaali, Nateea Kalam (Devotional Songs) Ghaals, traditional, Sufi and patriotic songs. He never forgets to send a message of harmony and brotherhood through …

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Abida Parveen, Nusrat’s living legend


This is a more reflective music than the joyous abandon of Qawwali; tabla and dholak provide the shifting, cyclical heartbeats that underpin Parveen's song, shadowed by harmonium and bansuri flute. Parveen's gloriously honeyed voice is a warm, agile instrument, suffused with sadness and joy, strength and fragility in equal measure.

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