Qawwali, music from Pakistan

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Qawwali, music from Pakistan
Sabri, Ghulam Farid (Performer)
Sabri, Maqbool Ahmed (Performer)
Gordon, Beate (Producer)
Braithwaite, Michele (Director)
Asia Society (Presenter)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)

Asia Society Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975
Table of Contents
SUMMARY: Concert of Qawwali or devotional music. The opening song, an invocation to the Gods, is in the style of a tarana, expressing Sufi mysticism. The second song, Teri Surat (Your face), expresses both religious and secular love.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5919
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 5-457 (former)
Music -- Pakistan
Sufi music
Songs, Urdu -- Pakistan
Musical instruments -- Pakistan
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced at Brooklyn College Television Center in cooperation with the Performing Arts Program of the Asia Society. Written, produced and narrated by Beate Gordon. Director: Michele Braithwaite.
Performers: Performed by the Sabri Brothers (Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Ahmed Sabri) with assisting artists.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807012098-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158555
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 39b4cb50-72ed-0134-91b2-00505686a51c
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  • 1975: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Qawwali, music from Pakistan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Qawwali, music from Pakistan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2023.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1975). Qawwali, music from Pakistan Retrieved from

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Qawwali, music from Pakistan