Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers

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Karachi
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Karachi is the largest, most populous city in Pakistan, with an estimated population of 22 million people in the greater metropolitan area. The country’s shipping industry is anchored here, with a majority of goods passing through its seaport, located on the Arabian Sea.

Leading the Caravanserai Fall 2011 music residencies are one of Pakistan’s most esteemed qawwali ensembles, Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers. The sons of Ustad Qawal Bahauddin Khansahab, the legendary maestro of the Khusrou tradition of qawwali singing, Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers are direct descendants of the first qawwali choirs dating back to the 13th century. Now the torch-bearers of more than 700 years of this mystical Sufi devotional singing tradition, Qawal Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers will travel from their home in Karachi to share this magical musical experience with American audiences for the first time in October 2011.

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Seated outdoors, musicians sing and play a keyboard.
Seated musicians sing outdoors as they throw their hands in the air.
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