Fanna-Fi-Allah

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Fanna-Fi-Allah
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Fanna-Fi-Allah Band
Background information
OriginCanada
United States
Genres
Years active1996–present
Labels
Websitewww.fanna-fi-allah.com
MembersTahir Faridi Qawwal
Aminah Chishti Qawwal
Laali Qalandar
Salim Chishti
Ali Shan
Abrar Hussain

Fanna-Fi-Allah (Urdu: فنا فی الله‎) is a Canadian-American group which plays Qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia.[1][2] It consists of seven members.[3] Group leader Tahir Faridi Qawwal (formerly Geoffrey Lyons),[4][5] originally from Nova Scotia,[6] has studied music from some of the greatest qawwali masters in Pakistan and India over many years.[3][7][8] Aminah Chishti is the student of Ustad Dildar Hussain (who played with the legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for more than 17 years) and is the first female tabla player to be initiated into the lineage of Qawwali .[9] The group are ambassadors of sufi qawwali music in the west.[10]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Fanna-Fi-Allah (2017) - Live @ Great American Music Hall (Vinyl)
  • Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali (2015)
  • Fanna_Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali tracks:
    • Man Kunto Maula (2014)[11]
    • Mehfil-e-Sama Vol. 3 (2014)[12]
    • Naubat Nagare (2013)[13]
    • Ya Mustafa Nur-Ul-Khuda (2012)[14]
  • Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party
    • Mehfil-e-Sama Vol. 2 (2012)[15]
    • Damahama Dam Ali Ali (2011)[16]
    • Mehfil-e-Sama Vol. 1 (2008)[17]
    • Baba Farid (2007)[18]
    • Annihilation Into the Infinite (2005)[19]
  • Rizwan Muazzam
    • Amad (2014)[20]
    • Araj Sun Li Jo Mori (2014)[21]
    • Sufi Sama (2007)[22]
  • Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali
    • Karlo Ganj-e-Shakar (2011)[23]
  • Sher Ali Mehr Ali
    • Hamare Khwaja (2013)[24]
  • Tahir Qawwal
    • Alif Allah, Pt. 1 (2013)[25]
    • Alif Allah, Pt. 2 (2013)[26]
    • Alif Allah, Pt. 3 (2013)[27]
    • Bhairavi Thumri (Ras Ke Bare Tore Nain) (2013)[28]
  • Temple Step
    • Alif Allah (Remix) (2014)[29]
  • Various Artists
    • Dayar-e-Ishq: Abode of Divine Love (2013)[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Group, Sufi Qawwali. "Fanna-Fi-Allah". SonicBids. SonicBids. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ Fanna-fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party, WORLD MUSIC SERIES. "Showcase Performance". Agha Khan Museum. Agha Khan Museum. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Malik, Sarah (6 October 2015). "Tahir Qawwal: The Canadian who dedicates his life to Sufi music". The National. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ Faridi, Tahir Hussain (15 December 2013). "The dreadlocked darvesh" (News). DAWN. Jung News Group Pakistan. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Official Website of Tahir Qawwal". Official Website of Tahir Qawwal. Tahir Qawal. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "The Canadian who dedicates his life to Sufi music". The National-Arts & Life. Sarah Malik. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ Divine, The Rhythm. "A spiritual search that led to qawwali". Abc.net.au. Geoff Wood. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Qawal, Tahir. "Annihilation into the Infinite, into Allah". FANNA-FI ALLAH. FANNA-FI ALLAH. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  9. ^ "First woman tabla player breaks social barriers - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  10. ^ "Fanna-Fi-Allah: On a spiritual note - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  11. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Man Kunto Mola". Sound Cloud. SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  12. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Mehfil e Sama Vol 3". fanna.bandcamp.com. fanna.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  13. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Naubat Nagare 2013". fanna.bandcamp.com. fanna.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  14. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Ya Mustafa Noor e Khuda". Sound Cloud. SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  15. ^ Sufi Qawwali Party, Fanna-Fi-Allah. "Mehfil-e-Sama, Vol.2". Cd Baby. Tabaruq Records / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  16. ^ Ali Ali, Damahama Dam. "Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party". CD Babay. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  17. ^ Sufi Qawwali Party, Fanna-Fi-Allah. "Mehfil-e-Sama, Vol.1". Cd Baby. Tabaruq Records / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  18. ^ Sufi Qawwali Party, Fanna-Fi-Allah. "Baba Farid". Amazon Store. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  19. ^ Sufi Qawwali Party, Fanna-Fi-Allah. "Annihilation Into the Infinite". Amazon Store. Amazon. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  20. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Amad". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  21. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Araj Sun lay Mori". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  22. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Sufi Sama". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  23. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Krlo Ganj e Shakar". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  24. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Hamare Khawaja 2013". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  25. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Alif Allah Part 1". Sound Cloud. SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  26. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Alif Allah Part 2". Sound Cloud. SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  27. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Alif Allah Part 3". Sound Cloud. SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  28. ^ Muazam, Rizwan. "Bhairavi Thumri (Ras Ke Bare Tore Nain) (2013)". CD Baby. Geoffrey Lyons / Tabaruq Records. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  29. ^ Qawwal, Tahir. "Alif Allha Remix". insight timer. insighttimer.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  30. ^ Qawwal, Tahir Farid. "Dayar e Ishq". insight timer. insighttimer.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

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