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List of Qawwali Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

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Qawwali (Nastaʿlīq: قوّالی‎) is a form of Sufi devotional music originated in India. It is popular in many parts of India including throughout North India, East India, Central India, Delhi, Hyderabad, and in Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan, and many parts of Bangladesh. It is part of a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years.

Originally performed at Sufi shrines or dargahs throughout South Asia, it gained mainstream popularity and International audience in late 20th century. Qawwali music received international exposure through the work of the late Pakistani singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Sabri Brothers, largely due to several releases on the Real World label, followed by live appearances at WOMAD festivals. Other famous Qawwali singers include Pakistan's Amjad Farid Sabri, Fareed Ayyaz & Abu Muhammad, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Badar Maindad, Rizwan & Moazzam Duo, Bahauddin Qutbuddin and Aziz Mian.

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