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  • n. A person who performs qawwali music or song.


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  • At the introductory performance in Oswego, the qawwal performed a 13th-century number attributed to Khusrau, as well as an 18th-century composition and a contemporary one.

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  • And, as Muhammad Najmuddin, the eldest of the five brothers who make up his qawwal together with one cousin, admits, "there are mullahs who don't like it."

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  • Sonically these forms are more similar: the gitano of the flamenkillo is close in tone to the praiseful wails of the qawwal.

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  • But it was Rishi Kapoor's portrayal as the qawwal, Akbar, pining for Tayyab Ali's daughter Neetu Singh that had the audiences dancing in the aisles.

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  • Born in 1962, this young qawwal has an especially distinctive tone and vocal range which in many ways recall those of his illustrious predecessor, whose compositions he often revives.



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