The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party
Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party aspires to bring the magic of Pakistani qawwali to the West in its traditional form, inherited directly form the grand masters. For more than a decade, they have performed throughout much of the Western world, as well as in Pakistan and India.
Qawwali is a devotional practice of divine love (ishq) and is expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, and Punjabi. The origins of qawwali music date back about 1,000 years to the first Sufi mystics who came to India.
Fanna-Fi-Allah’s passionately devotional music is a leading representation of Sufi qawwali music worldwide. With their rich rhythmic grooves, soaring vocal melodies, and the bright intensity of their live performances, Fanna-Fi-Allah urges us to lift hearts in exaltation and devotion to the Divine.
Fanna-Fi-Allah embodies an authentic continuation of the ancient tradition of Sufi music. Key members of the group have spent more than 20 years in dedicated study with the masters of this classical art-form in Pakistan and India and are deeply respected throughout the subcontinent.
During their 13 years of worldwide touring in places as diverse as the United States, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, India, and Egypt, they have captivated audiences with their dynamic passion and skill, and continue to deepen the appreciation for this great Sufi tradition in the West.