Sufi qawwali music is ancient form of devotion music that thrives to this day in Pakistan & India. In this traditional genre the verses of mystical sufi poets are given life through the emotionally charged vehicle of the voice. The intensity of Tahir Qawwal’s stage performance with it’s smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal passion ridding on heavy rhythmic grooves & rich vocal choruses have captivated audiences in Pakistan, India, North Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, the USA and beyond. Schooled yearly in Pakistan by the grand masters of qawwali, Tahir offers a rare & sacred musical transmission that all can savor. His Australian ensemble is a seven-piece group made up of talented sufi musical artists from Pakistan, India, Afghanistan & Australia.
Be enthralled by the music of Tahir Qawwal, the founder of a Canadian Sufi ensemble, who hold the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music. Tahir comes to Australia carrying the tradition and teachings of Sufis in their music, the devotional and passionate music of Qawwali. The Sufis are some of the most ancient in carrying the flame of religious tolerance, devotion and mysticism. A universal message of devotion and tolerance. A message so crucial for our time.