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Thrasher Qawwal is the worlds first alternative qawwali band. Why alternative qawwali music? Qawwali music is the popularized singing of ghazals. Ghazals originated in ancient Persia and were an oral poetic tradition that stems from the Zoroastrian mystics well before Sufism evolved. Adept poets would recite and improvise this verse throughout the night until blissful and ecstatic states were reached by the poets and audience. Setar, Tars, and tablas (Persian variety) could also be heard keeping the basic… read more

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