qawwali

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qawwali (countable and uncountable, plural qawwalis)

  1. (music, uncountable) A style of Muslim devotional music, especially among the Sufis, accompanied by drums and harmonium.
  2. (music, countable) A song in this style.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1994: Simon Broughton, World Music: The Rough Guide
    Jameela Siddiqi listens to qawwali and talks to its performers,
    [...]
    The term "qawwali" refers both to the genre itself and its performance.