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Bangla Qawwali by Fakirs from West Bengal

Akkas Fakir, Armaan Fakir, Babu Fakir, Atahar Fakir et al

 

Qawwali as a genre is prevalent in the north western parts of the subcontinent where the songs are sung in Urdu. However, a distinguished sub-genre of such songs sung in the Bengali language had existed in Bengal since long. Bangla Qawwali had become nearly extinct in West Bengal, until the same was revived by the Fakirs of Gorbhanga – a few of whom we see performing this Bangla Qawwali in this video.




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