Punjab, Pakistan (1937 – present)
The infamous attempts of the Taliban to eradicate music from the social and cultural landscape of Afghanisatan ended in happy failure, but their puritanical zeal still thrives in the region. All the more reason to celebrate the continued existence of various Pakistani and Afghani musical traditions which all owe their spiritual fire to the Sufi path of Islam.
Of these, the music of the qawwali is well known and documented throughout the world, but there is a more obscure breed… read more
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