QAWALI—THE SABRI BROTHERS


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 




England, 1986, 52 min

Shown in 1987

CREDITS

dir
Faris Kermani
prod
H.O. Nazareth
cam
David Scott
editor
Richard Harris

OTHER

source
Azad Productions
premiere
U.S. Premiere
Qawali—The Sabri Brothers

The Sabri Brothers’ spellbinding performances are musical experiences which transcend all cultural barriers. Qawali is a popular form of what might be called gospel music in the Muslim tradition wherein a group of men sing and are backed by a rhythmic chorus, using the music to "transport themselves to union with God." Originating from Persian Sufi chants and influenced by Hindu bhajans, Qawali has a strong following among the poor of North India and Pakistan. The Sabri Brothers, one of the most celebrated groups of Qawals, were recorded live at a concert in Karachi, Pakistan in March, 1986 for this film.

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