Abdullah Manzoor Niazi
|Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal|
|Birth name||Abdullah Muhammad Manzoor Niazi|
Abdullah Muhammad Manzoor Niazi Qawwal is a Pakistani Qawwal. He was born in Karachi at 1960 and is the eldest son of Manzoor Niazi Qawwal. He belongs to Qawwal Bachchon ka Gharana of Dehli. He performed with his father Manzoor Niazi Qawwal, and over time took over more and more responsibility. After the death of his father Manzoor Niazi Qawwal, he became the lead Qawwal of the party, which included his Brothers. In 2015 he set up a new Qawwal party, with his sons Waqas Ahmed, Saad Ahmed, and Fahad Ahmed becoming the prime backup vocalists.
Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal performs various genres of Qawwali such as Thumri, Khayal, Tarana, Sufism, Classical. His performance style is steeped in Ameer Khusro's Kalaam and has a rigorous classicism. Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal carries the performance with a command and virtuosity rarely found in contemporary Qawwals. He manages to capture the musical emotionality of Khusro's poetry in all its subtlety and intensity.
Abdullah Manzoor Niazi learned Qawwali from his father Manzoor Niazi Qawwal and his uncle Bahauddin Qawwal.
Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal has released many albums and has also recorded qawwalis for ARY Qtv, and Pakistan Television. In addition, he has recorded Qawwalis for South Africa's Radio Lotus (1989), Oslo Television (1991) and DoorDarshan of India.
Abdullah Manzoor Niazi started his international career with a successful tour of South Africa in 1989, which was his first international tour. He has performed in South Africa, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and many more.
In addition, Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal had collaborated with Komal Rizvi for her song "Jhoolay Lal ", which was released by HMV India in 2013.
Abdullah Manzoor Niazi has received the following awards.
- International Mystic Music Sufi Festival Award Presented to Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal (2007)
- ARY QTV Awards in the Category of Popular Qawwal (2010).
- "Pakistani Qawwal".
- "Qawwal Bachon Ka Gharana".
- "On Manzoor Sb's Passing". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- "Music Conference".
- "Pakistani Qawwal against Adding pop to Qawwali". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- "Abdullah Manzoor Niazi in Jaipur literature Festival". Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Lal, Jhoolay. "Let's analyse Komal Rizvi's song Jhoolay Lal Feat Abdullah Niazi Qawwal". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Yaroon Mera Shikwa.
- Sirf Ek Baar.
- Bhula Hua Mori.
- Komal rizvi Released song Jhoolay lal Feat Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qawwal
- Abdullah manzoor niazi qawwal in Jaipur literature festival 2008
- Abdullah manzoor niazi qawwal in All Pakistan music conference evening
- Abdullah manzoor niazi qawwal in Sufi festival 2007
- Komal rizvi jhoolay lal feat Abdullah manzoor niazi qawwal