Man Kunto Maula – A Tribute to Amjad Sabri

Amjad Farid Sabri was a Pakistani vocalist and a supporter of the Sufi Muslim tradition. He was a son of Ghulam Farid Sabri of the Sabri Brothers. He appeared as one of South Asia’s most famous qawwali artists, frequently reciting poems composed by his father and uncle. He was shot dead in Karachi in a targeted killing professed by a fragment group of the Pakistani Taliban.

Amjad was born on 23 December 1970 and was died on 22 June 2016. He started to take the education of qawwali music from his father at the age of nine and he came on stage with his father to perform in front of an audience at the age of 12. His father taught him Raag Bhairon, which is practised in early morning. For this preparation Sabri needed to get up in the mid night, then after performing Tahajjud (a midnight prayer) practised the baja.

Sabri displayed the work of his family and toured widely to India, America and Europe where he was recognised as the “rock star” of qawwali. From then on he stayed a standout amongst the most acclaimed qawwali vocalists on the Indian subcontinent and performed all over the world. The last musical project of Sabri was with Coke Studio. His performance on the platform turned out to be his first and last one.

Man Kunto Maula is a Manqabat Qawwali song written by Amir Khusro in the commendation of Ali ibn Abi Talib – fourth Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate. This qawwali is based on a hadith, i.e. a saying of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him):

Whoever accepts me as a master, Ali is his master too.

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Sabri Brothers (Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Ahmed Sabri) initially sang the qawwali Man Kunto Maula in 1975 and after that it was sung by many singers. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Ustad Bahauddin Khan, Amjad Sabri and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are among of them. And now, Sabri Group and Son are going to pay tribute to Amjad Sabri in the Man Kunto Maula concert at Hotel Country Inn in Karachi on 15 October. ETicketing.pk is the official ticket seller for this concert. Log on with great confidence to book your seats with handsome discounted price.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Concert at RYMUN 2016

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (RFAK‎) is a Pakistani vocalist, essentially of Qawwali, a spiritual music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, furthermore the grandson of Qawwali artist Fateh Ali Khan. Other than Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is famous as a Bollywood and Lollywood playback singer.

Rahat’s uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan picked him for his training in the traditions of Qawwali music. Rahat started singing with his uncle and father when he was three years old. In the age of seven he started formal training with his uncle and he gave his first presentation in public at the death anniversary of his grandfather when he was nine years old. At the age of 15, he was made a basic part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s famous qawwali group. He visited the United Kingdom with his uncle in 1985, and performed solo songs other than singing with the Qawwali group.

At a show in Birmingham on 27 July 1985, he sang a solo ghazal, Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae. At a show at the Harrow Leisure Centre in 1985, he sang a solo song, Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan. He sang Bollywood playback in the 90s and appeared as a playback vocalist in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2003), featuring the hit song, Mann Ki Lagan.

His latest works comprise of Pakistani nationalistic songs, for example, Dharti Dharti and Hum Pakistan, and songs from Bollywood movies. He has given his performances in Pakistan, India, UK and other countries. In April 2012 Rahat visited the United Kingdom, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to combined viewers of more than 20,000 individuals.

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Rahat turned into the first Pakistani to be welcomed at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, to perform at its show. He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most unforgettable qawwali “Tumhe Dillagi…” and “Mast Qalandar…“, he also sang “Aao Parhao – Jo Seekha hai woh sab ko seekhao” (Come Teach – Teach all that you have learnt). Pakistan Day was commended surprisingly at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on 23 March 2016. At the event a show titled “Sufi Night: Music of Peace” was arranged. The only performer at the show was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Diplomats of 140 nations were present in the show.

After giving his live performances in various concerts, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will perform at RYMUN 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Roots Youth Model United Nations 2016 event will start on 29 September and will end on 02 October, in which Rahat’s concert will be on Saturday, 01 October. ETicketing.pk is the official tickets seller of this concert. Log on to eTicketing.pk with great confidence to book your seat for this concert and many more events.