Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, grandsons of the revered Munshi Raziuddin, have been acclaimed for their riveting interpretations of qawwali, the ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal tradition.

This award-winning ensemble represents the 26th generation of the seven centuries-old Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana of Delhi founded by Saamat bin Ibrahim, the first qawwal of the subcontinent and principal student of mystic Amir Khusrau.

Hamza has studied with the renowned Naseeruddin Saami, as well as with his uncle, Farid Ayaz Qawwal, he and his brothers Taimoor and Abdul have toured various countries of the world and performed many big festivals of the world.

The ensemble builds a state of ecstasy through rhythmic handclapping, drumming and powerful vocals and performs songs that range from 13th century mystical Persian poems to more recent Punjabi poem and urdu.

Supported by Amal – A Saïd Foundation Programme