The Entrancing Qawwali

Based on the medieval Persian musical tradition of Sema, Qawwali in the subcontinent was popularized by the Chisti Saints and their dargahs. Perhaps the greatest exponent of this music form was the Urdu-Hindi poet, mystic and musician – Amir Khusrau. During the late 13th century, under the spell of his master Nizamuddin Auliya, Khusrau […]