Fareed Ayaz Qawwal, originally from Pakistan, are renowned for their devotional qawwali worldwide. They are a member of the Delhi Qawwal “Bachchon Ka Gharana.” In addition to its more common moniker, the Delhi Gharana, they and their family are regarded as the stewards of a particular musical school (Gharana).
They play dhrupad, khayal, Tarana, thumri, and Dadra, among other types of Hindustani classical music. Ayaz and his younger brother, Ustad Abu Muhammad, are the qawwal party leaders. They are the most popular qawwals in Pakistan and throughout the entire South Asian region.
Fareed Ayaz has already begun honing his musical chops while still an undergraduate. From their Sufi recordings, he and his brother Abu Muhammad became known as the Qawwal Brothers. They started playing shows worldwide to receptive crowds, and the Urdu couplets in their songs were a big draw. The narrative style he settled on was intended to teach. And a significant bit of theater will have you on the edge of your seat.
Early Life of Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal
In 1952, Fareed Ayaz entered the world in Hyderabad, India. In 1956 his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. His father, Ustad Munshi Raziuddin Ahmed Khan Qawwal, was the one who first taught them classical music. Their lineage originates with Miyan Samat Bin Ibrahim, a student of Hazrat Amir Khusrau, the founder of the Khusravi Qawwali tradition.
The career of Fareed Ayaz Qawwal
At the beginning of the career, their father, Munshi Raziuddin Qawwal, would often perform alongside his cousin, Qawwal Bahauddin Khan, and Manzoor Niazi Qawwal (Farid’s maternal uncle). Upon graduating from high school, Fareed Ayaz was accepted to PECHS College in Karachi, where he eventually earned his diploma.
Fasahat Ali Khan, the student union’s secretary general in 1975–1976, recognized his potential and successfully recruited him to enroll in National College. He entered most intercollegiate music competitions and took home the trophy every time. In terms of individual performances, he earned more Trophies than ever that year. Some of the prizes he won at National College Karachi are still priceless. In a few competitions, judges questioned his participation as though he was a professional singer, although these categories were for amateurs. As a teenager, he had already earned a reputation as a talented performer of semi-classical Hindustani music.
Fareed Ayaz and the Abu Muhammad Qawwal Brothers are well-known for their Sufi music and performances. They are among the few remaining Qawwal parties, although they are widely regarded as the most popular in Pakistan. “Bazme Chirag e Faqir Chishti International,” a non-profit Sufi organization, has brought them to the stage in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, India, Kenya, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Croatia, Turkey, Morocco, Greece, Egypt, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Belgium, Iran, Oman Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Romania, Mauritius, Hong Kong, and South Africa.
“Aman ki Asha,” hosted by the Times of India and the Jang Group of Pakistan, was another venue where they appeared.
Coke Studio Debut of Farid Ayaz Qawwal
Farid Ayaaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal debuted in coke studio (Season 4) in 2011 with these songs:
- Mori Bangri
In Coke Studio (Season 5), they came up with more amazing songs:
- Khabram Raseeda
After 6 years, in 2018 and 2019, they came back to Coke Studio (Seasons 11 & 12) and sang songs which are:
- Piya Ghar Aaya
Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal in The Kabir Project
The Kabir Project is an initiative that brings various groups of people together in a broader social context through films, friendships, and networks. The Kabir Project comprises several individual treks undertaken by people interested in following Kabir’s prolific poetry and gaining insight from the philosopher’s writings.
Through this endeavor, Farid Ayaaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal have demonstrated their abilities as singers and have come into their own as individuals. The dohe of Kabir has been spread worldwide by Fareed Ayaz Abu Muhammad Qawwal, whether in a concert or a Ghar ki Choti mehfil.
Awards of Fareed Ayaz Qawwal
In the realm of qawwals, Fareed Ayaz-Abu Muhammad is considered among the most skilled, knowledgeable, and prolific performers today. They won the prestigious Pride of Performance Award in 2020 from the President of Pakistan.
Best Songs of Fareed Ayaz Qawwal
- Piya Ghar Aaya
- Nami Danam Ke Akhir Choon
- Ghar Nari
- Jaag Musafir
- Khabar-e-Tahayyur-e-Ishq Sun
- Khabram Raseeda
- Mori Bangri
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