Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Town Hall Birmingham, Victoria Square B3 3DQ

Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, Rizwan-Muazzam (nephews of legendary Qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) bring their stunning interpretations of classic Sufi texts to UK audiences this March.

This event is produced by Asian Arts Agency.


When legendary qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, died in 1997, his family’s six-century musical tradition did not end. The legacy of qawwali, a form of devotional music popular in South Asia, was passed to his nephews, Rizwan and Muazzam, exceptional singers who carry on the Sufi tradition of musical devotion and exaltation.

Rizwan and Muazzam are the torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition. In the 20th anniversary year since Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s passing, the brothers are keeping their Uncle’s legacy very much alive – and their imaginative reinterpretation of classic Sufi texts is a rare and transcendent experience that you will not want to miss!

“Intoxicating and entrancing.” (BBC)

New to Qawwali? Read this great ‘Introduction to Qawwali‘ from Asian Arts Agency!

Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency. Part of a UK tour produced and managed by Asian Arts Agency.

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