Mela Festivalen / Oslo Rådhusplass

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For our Norwegian brothers and sisters, next Friday in Oslo, Fun-da-mental will be doing a collaboration with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawal. For the uninitiated, Rizwan and his brother, Muazzam, are nephews of the late great Qawalli singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Qawalli music was introduced to me as ‘having conversations with god’.  Its’ been awhile since we’ve done a collaboration like this, nearly six years ago with the release of  the There Shall Be Love album for BBC Radio 3’s Mixing It program.

The above photo was from the collabo’ with Aziz Mian, unfortunately he too has passed.  He had the funk, gotta say, and he the passion with which he sang came out not only through his voice but in the pan-laded sweat that profusely exited his forehead.  We were fortunate to see him do his thing in a village  that I can’t remember the name of, in Pakistan.  100% raw and uncut.

More festival info here.

One thought on “Mela Festivalen / Oslo Rådhusplass

  1. Dear All

    If any one require Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Group arond the world for performance so please feel free to contact us.

    For Booking world wide
    Mian Azeem
    Love is Rhythm Life is Rhythm
    Manager International
    Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Group
    Ph: 92-300-9664817
    Ph: 92-321-9664817
    sufimusic786@hotmail.com
    sufimusic786@gmail.com

    Regards
    Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Group

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