Renowned Qawwal Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has gone back to roots and announced to hold 100 Qawwal gatherings across the globe.
Recently at the press conference the singer shared his plans to celebrate 2018 as the year of Qawwali at a press conference on Monday night.
“I am basically a Qawwal and the poetry of the Sufi’s runs in my veins. Qawwali is at the heart of our family traditions and my ancestors have worked hard to develop this genre of music and introduce it to the world.”
“Qawwali and I are inseparable. It runs in my blood. Whatever I am performing, qawwali is always at the heart of it. It gives me the unique edge in all the music that I do,” he added.
The 100 concerts seek to pay a tribute to the lasting legacy of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, according to Rahat. The shows will be held in different countries such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Bangladesh, and of course, Pakistan.
“2018 will be celebrated as the year of the Qawali,” shared Salman Ahmed – promoter of the singer’s concert tours at a press conference.