Analysis of the music and its roots in Persian poetic forms.
Detailed account of the origin and history of the Qawwali form, including the techniques, use of staging, role of the audience, and the status of the music in Pakistan today.
A page about the Sufi devotional musical form, as performed in Pakistan and India today.
Includes audio and video clips, photographs, and press quotes.
Interview with Ustad Badar Ali Khan prior to his first North American tour.
Information about Qawwali music, its history as well as a number of Sufi saints.
Profile of the singer, music, albums, qawwali lyrics and their translations in English.
Detailed website about Amir Khusrau (1253-1325 AD), the Sufi mystic who invented the Qawwali form of music and provided lyrics to many Qawwalies. Includes translation of his famous Qawwalies.