PNCA to hold Sham-e-Wajd

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Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold a soul soothing Qawwali evening “Sham-e-Wajd” here on today( Tuesday)for the music lovers of twin cities as a tribute to Aziz Mian Qawwal.

Aziz Mian’s son Imran Aziz Mian Qawwal will present soul soothing melodies of Qawwalies to pay tribute to his father through Aziz Mian’s popular Qawwalies and Sufi lyrics. The audience will have an opportunity to experience a spiritual, soul-stirring evening of Qawwali, a music form that transcends all languages, with its sheer power and captivating rhythm that speaks of truth and beauty, said Director General PNCA, Ayub Jamali. Aziz Mian Qawwal was a Pakistani traditional qawwal famous for singing ghazals in his own style of qawwali and is considered one of the greatest qawwals in South Asia. He holds the record for singing the longest commercially released qawwali, Hashr Ke Roz Yeh Poochhunga, which runs slightly over 150 minutes. —APP