Sunday Sounds: Qawwalli from Karachi

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Hiding in the tangled back streets of Pakistan’s greatest urban centre, Karachi, is a locale known as Qawwal Gali (Qawwal Lane). Actually, it is far more than a single lane.  The small neighbourhood, which includes several streets and galis, each named for a feted qawwal, is home to a community of singers dedicated to keeping the subcontinent’s unique Islamic devotional music alive. (full post)

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