The Nizami Bandhu: A Family Devoted to Qawwali
Soundcloud by Sonia Narang on 07/17/2012
I'm sharing my radio story for PRI's The World about a family of Quawwali musicians who live inside Delhi's 700-year-old Nizamuddin Sufi Shrine. While living in India this past year, I learned more about this beautiful and energetic style of music, which originated in Persia and fused with Indian musical styles in the 13th century. The Nizami Bandhu welcomed me into their home to record & film their music, and you can see some photos here: http://www.theworld.org/2012/07/nizami-bandhu-qawwali/ Read more...
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