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Sacrifice To Love

by Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

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Passionate and inventive reinterpretations of classic Qawwali devotional songs, from a fresh young ensemble led by the nephews of the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.


released June 28, 1999

The Musicians: 

Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan: lead vocals • Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan: lead vocals Rahat Ali Khan: lead harmonium • Mushtaq Ahmed: second harmonium •
 Zafar Ali Khan: tablas • Asif Maqbool Chishti: side singer • 
M Aurangzaib Mujahid Ali Khan: chorus singer • Ghulam Mustafa: chorus singer • Javaid Miandad: chorus singer • Fazal Miran: chorus singer

All songs traditional, arranged by Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan.

Produced by John Leckie. Recorded at Real World Studios, Wiltshire, UK during the Real World Recording Week, July 1998. Engineered by Stuart Bruce, assisted by Jacques Obadia.

A Real World Design. Graphic design by Anna-Karin Sundin. Photographs of Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali by Vince Goodsell (booklet) and Stuart Bruce (back inlay). Sleeve notes by Rashid Ahmad Din. Persian calligraphy by Ahmad Din.

All tracks published by WOMAD Music Ltd/ EMI Virgin Music Ltd.

Special thanks to Thomas Brooman, Phil Clarke, all the staff at WOMAD, and S S Talib.


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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Lahore, Pakistan

Rizwan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan are the torchbearers of a tradition that goes back over 700 years, the tradition of qawwali. When the unforgettable qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in Pakistan in 1997, he left a musical vacuum into which stepped his two teenage nephews. ... more

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