Thursday, 10 November 2011

Spending Qawwali time in Delhi

Qawwali is an ancient, beautiful rhythmic form of Sufi devotional music performed by groups of men who drum instruments, clap and sing. It's popular across South Asia, mainly in northern India, as well as in Pakistan.

Sarah was recently in New Delhi for a conference for new Foreign Service Officers and had a chance to see a popular Qawwali band at the Ambassador's residence.

Since the music is better experienced than written about, here's a sampling:

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