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Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, the Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group from Pakistan, will tour the UK in March 2017.
Rizwan and Muazzam have been performing together since the 1990s. Their incredible performances at festivals around the world, including WOMAD UK, are rare and transcendent experiences and have seen them develop a devoted worldwide following.
Performing songs that use hypnotic vocal repetition to induce a state of ecstasy, the brothers' soaring voices are backed by a gharana, an ensemble of harmonium and tabla accompanied by rhythmic handclaps.
The legacy of qawwali, a form of devotional music popular in South Asia, was brought to an international audience by the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and that legacy has now passed to his nephews, Rizwan and Muazzam, exceptional singers who carry on the Sufi tradition of musical devotion and exaltation.
Wed 22 Mar Luton Library Theatre, Luton
Thu 23 Mar St George's, Bristol
Sat 25 Mar Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Sun 26 Mar The Sage, Gateshead
Mon 27 Mar The Barbican, London
Tue 28 Mar King George's Hall, Blackburn
Thu 30 Mar Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
Sat 1 Apr De Montfort Hall, Leicester