Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers
Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers are making waves around the world for their riveting interpretations of qawwali, an ancient Sufi improvisational vocal tradition that dates back more than seven centuries. Akram and his brothers are the 26th generation of their musical lineage, trained in qawwali since childhood. With lively, rhythmic hand-clapping and drumming, joyous melodies, inspirational poetry and powerful call-and-response vocals, their mesmerizing performances include songs ranging from 13th-century mystical Persian poems to more recent Punjabi poems that speak of the intoxication of divine love.
“Jaw dropping performances… [wooing the crowds] through the beautiful recitations and narratives.” Lahore Daily Times