KARACHI, Monday, July 30, 2012: HUM TV and Hotel Pearl Continental Karachi collaborated to host a soulful qawwali night here yesterday. The event, titled Naqshe-e-Aqeedat featured Amjad Sabri and his ‘humnawa’ who serenaded the attendees till late into the evening, with most people leaving just in time to make it home for Sehri.
The seating was comfortable and the stage was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers in yellow, with a backdrop of gold and yellow arches to complement it.
Amjad Sabri and his troupe started the evening with a rendition of ‘Man kunto maula’. Several mesmerising qawwalis like ‘Allah hoo’,’Teri kaun karega barhai’, ‘Kaisa pairh lagaogay, waisa hi phal pao gay’, ‘Yah Ali, maula Ali’ ‘Khawaja ki dewani’, ‘Ali ke saath hai Zehra ki shaadi’ and ‘Jhoolay lal’ followed and were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The performers finally concluded the evening with ‘Bhar de jholi meri yaa Muhammad’ to overwhelming applause from the audience.
The evening, which was beautifully put together, had people from all ages and walks of life thoroughly enjoying the soothing sound of spiritual music for well over three hours.