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Performance 2010

5th March, 2010
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti 

Qawwali performance by Meraj Ahmed Nizami & Party
invitation
Meraj Ahmed Nizami is a widely respected figure in the world of qawwali generally and the Nizamuddin Basti specifically. He is the fourth generation descendant of the legendary Ustad Tanras Khansahib. Senior-most among performers belonging to the Qawwal Bachche lineage, he was trained by his father Yaqub Ali Khansahib. He held the pagri of dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (Delhi) for several years. He continues to be invited for urs celebrations at major shrines including Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer), Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud and Mai Sahib (Delhi), Shah Alam (Ahmedabad), Shah Khamosh and Maulana Abdul Qadir (Hyderabad) and Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesudaraz (Gulbarg).
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”, “Lata Mafi Hal-e-Wajhul…” & “Aayo Ri Yeh Kaun
    Pargato…”
  • Firaq: “Khwaja Nijaam Jara Kholo Kiwariya…”
  • Ghazal: “Bakhubi Hum Cho Me Ta Binda Bashi…”
  • Firaq: “Tori Soorat Ke Balihari Nijaam…”
  • Ghazal: “Ae Sarwe Naazneen-e-Man…”
  • Nazm: “Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni Re…”
  • Ghazal: “Di Shab Ke Mi Rafteeb Ta…”
  • Basant “Phool Khile Bagiyan Mein…” & “Phool Bahar: Rahi Sarson…”
  • Ghazal: “Guftan Ke Roshan Az Qamar…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
6th March, 2010 
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti 

Qawwali performance by Ghaus Muhammad Nasir Niazi & Party (Pakistan)
invitation
Ghaus Muhammad Nasir Niazi comes from a family whose lineage can be traced back to the Atrauli gharana of Ustad Shahab Khansahib and Ustad Alladiya Khansahib. He had the fortune of receiving taaleem from his father Moin Niazi Qawwal, uncle Haji Nasir Niazi Qawwal and elder brother Intezar Ahmed. He is currently under the tutelage of Ustad Ghulam Khusrau Niazi and Ustad Taufiq Ahmed Niazi and holds the pagri of dargah Achchhan Miyan Niazi (Multan). He is regularly invited at prominent shrines across the subcontinent such as Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar (Pakpattan), Data Ganj Bakhsh (Lahore), Syed Aalam Shah Bukhari (Karachi), Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer), Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (Delhi).
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”
  • Ashiqana: “Bahut Kathin Hai Dagar Panghat Ki…”
  • Ghazal: “Khabaram Raseed Imshab…”
  • Firaq: “Aamada Ba Qatl-e-Man…”
  • Ghazal: “Chashme Maste Ajabe…”
  • Firaq: “Zehaal-e-Miskeen…”
  • Mandha: “Kaahe Ko Byaahi Bides…”
  • Firaq: “Har Shab Manam Fitada…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
7th March, 2010
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti

Qawwali performance by Ghulam Hussain Niazi & Party
 
Ghulam Hussain Niazi and his son Sultan Ahmed Niazi hold the pagri of dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (Delhi). They belong to the Hapur gharana of Ustad Shadi Khansahib and Ustad Murad Khansahib and have received taaleem from their elders Nisar Ahmed Khansahib and Inam Ahmed Khansahib. They regularly participate in the urs celebrations of important shrines like those of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer), Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabri (Kaliyar), Sheikh Sharfuddin Bu Ali Qalandar (Panipat), Baba Tajuddin (Nagpur), Hazrat Waris Ali Shah (Dewal) and Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (Delhi).
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”
  • Badhai: “Aaj Badhawa…”
  • Eidi: “Eidgaahe Ma Ghareeban…”
  • Firaq: “Bahut Din Beete Piya Ko Dekhe…”
  • Ghazal: “Jazetan Burdi Jaani Hanuz…”
  • Shikayat: “Gar Naari Ganwaari…”
  • Ghazal: “Nami Daanam Chi Manzil Bood Shab Jaaye Ke Man Boodam…”
  • Nazm: “Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni Re…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
12th March, 2010
Fountain Lawns, India International Centre

Qawwali performance by Iftekhar Ahmed & Party
 
iftekar
A first generation khanqahi performer, Iftekhar Ahmed received taaleem from Jamil Ahmed Khansahib and Nabi Jan Khansahib. Going by his own account, it was not easy for him to get an entry into shrines to begin with and he spent many years learning the adab and tehzeeb required to be a khanqahi qawwal. He now holds the pagri of the dargah of Khwaja Qurban Ali Hassani (Bulandshahr) and has been able to make his way into prominent shrines all over the country including Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer), Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya & Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (Delhi), Haji Ali (Mumbai), Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabri (Kaliyar) and Hazrat Waris Ali Shah (Dewal).
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”
  • Firaq: “Tori Soorat Ke Balihari Nijaam…”
  • Basant Bahar: “Phool Khile Bagiyan Mein…” & “Phool Rahi Sarson…”
  • Firaq: “Har Shab Manam Fitada…”
  • Nazm: “Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni Re…”
  • Ghazal: “Di Shab Ke Mi Rafteeb Ta…”
  • Ghazal: “Dulhan Hain Hazrat Amir Khusrau…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
13th March, 2010 
Fountain Lawns India International Centre

Qawwali performance by Farid Ayaz & Party (Karachi, Pakistan)
 
farid
Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad belong to the distinguished Qawwal Bachche lineage and received intensive taaleem from their father Munshi Raziuddin Ahmed Khansahib. They have close affiliations with major shrines in the Indian subcontinent including Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar (Pakpattan), Data Ganj Bakhsh (Lahore), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasur), Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (Sehwan), Khwaja Ghulam Farid (Kot Mithan), Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (Delhi) among others.
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”
  • Ghazal: “Nami Daanam Chi Manzil Bood Shab Jaaye Ke Man Boodam…”
  • Eidi: “Eidgahe Ma Ghareeban…”
  • Ashiqana: “Bahut Kathin Hai Dagar Panghat Ki…”
  • Firaq: “Zehaal-e-Miskeen…”
  • Ghazal: “Jazetan Burdi Jaani Hanuz…”
  • Firaq: “Bahut Din Beete Piya Ko Dekhe…”
  • Ghazal: “Chasme Maste Ajabe…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
14th March, 2010 
Fountain Lawns India International Centre

Qawwali performance by Mohammed Ahmed Warsi & Party
Acclaimed to be one of the leading khanqahi qawwal in the country today, Mohammed Ahmed Warsi Nasiri started performing at the age of six alongside his father Abdul Shakoor Khan Qawwal who was a state musician in Rampur. He holds the pagri of the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s father Khwaja Syed Ahmed (Badayun) and is a regular at shrines all over the world including Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer), Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (Delhi), Shah Niyaz Ahmed (Bareilly), Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar (Pakpattan), Data Ganj Bakhsh (Lahore) and Hazrat Khalid Shah Sabri (Durban, South Africa).
Repertoire
  • Qaul: “Man Kunto Maula…”
  • Badhai: “Aaj Badhawa…”
  • Basant Bahar: “Phool Khile Bagiyan Mein…” & “Phool Rahi Sarson…”
  • Ghazal: “Toa Shahe Ke Bar Aewane Qasrat…”
  • Shikayat: “Gar Naari Ganwari…”
  • Ghazal: “Kafir-e-Ishqam…”
  • Barsati: “Maiharwa Ras Boondan Barse…”
  • Ghazal: “Guftam Ke Roshan Az Qamar…”
  • Rang: “Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma…”
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