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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali – Birmingham Town Hall

Reviewer:  Dave Smith Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional singing (Sufism itself represents mysticism within Islam) popular in parts of Northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh that was mainly popularised among Western audiences by the great Nusret Fateh Ali Khan, who, as well as performing at Womad, also recorded for Peter Gabriel's Real World record label. Qawwali singing is generally ...

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INTERVIEW: Rifco’s Pravesh Kumar talks about Laila – The Musical

When actor and director Pravesh Kumar started Rifco in 1999, it was to redress a perceived lack of voice for other British Asian artists and an almost non-existent theatre-going experience for those from the same community, which he felt was an untapped market. Seventeen years on, Kumar’s vision has been vindicated and the long-held belief that the British Asian community ...

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