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An interview with Brooklyn Qawwali Party

“The sacred sounds that I yearned to find in western jazz were emanating from Nusrat in this completely foreign music” (Brook Martinez, Percussionist and Founder of the Brooklyn Qawwali Party) It is not often that you find something as unique and as fresh as Brooklyn Qawwali Party (BQP) while surfing for music on the internet. For a qawwali aficionado like me, to hear a note by note rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most famous qawwalis played through instruments like the trumpet and the tenor saxophone, was nothing short of divine. The Brooklyn Qawwali Party is an ensemble of eleven proficient ...

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