Qawali Music


28 Mar 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM


World Music


A form of Sufi Islamic devotional music originating from South Asia, Qawwali is part of a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years. In recent years, Qawwali songs from Pakistan and North India have become a popular musical influence on the descendants of South Indian Muslim migrants. The enrapturing nature of the form, popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his contemporaries, has inspired many to incorporate its elements into worship and celebratory processions.

About Nurulhuda Islamic Ensemble

Established in 1983 as a kompang group to serve the needs of the Indian Muslim community in Singapore, Nurulhuda Islamic Ensemble has risen to become one of the most prominent Islamic music groups in Singapore. Apart from passing on the traditions of the frame drum, the group has also provided a safe social environment for youths. Building on the foundation of kompang and daff music, the ensemble has adopted the use of various instruments such as the dhol (barrel drum) and electronic harmonium, as well as adapting the Qawwali genre in their performances, creating unique renditions of Tamil Islamic music.

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Esplanade Concourse
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981