Chand Ali Khan Qawwal & Party are a leading UK-based Qawwali and Bollywood group, primarily performing in the art of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Extending the 600-year old genre of Qawwali, Chand Ali Khan Qawwal & Party are able to perform at a high level of intensity for several hours in the sacred art form. The lead qawwal, Chand Ali Khan, is widely credited for his virtuoso talents in Qawwali, Naat and Bollywood to a range of international audiences, particularly in the UK & Europe.
Born in Gujranwala, Chand Ali Khan had his first public performance at the age of 13 at his School Sufi Day. Initiated and trained under the Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Academy UK, he was appointed the Head of the Qawwali party with the permission of Haji Muhammad Iqbal Naqeebi (Secratary & Manager of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Chand Ali Khan is also the ‘shagird’, or disciple, of world-renowned Ustad Iqbal Hassan Khan (Gujranwala), influenced and impressed by the the legendary and authentic style of raw qawwali as popularised by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Arif Feroz Khan Qawwal.
Today, Chand Ali Khan is in high demand, performing across the UK & Europe, and engaging in collaborations with various artists across the world. He is strongly established as a UK qawwali artist with his powerful and mesmerising sound, and has received recognition from the qawwali circles for his humble rapport.
Last updated: 16/07/2017
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