For over 700 years, Qawwali music has entranced audiences throughout the world. Asia Society welcomes back the Riyaaz Qawwali ensemble as they apply this energetic musical form to ancient ghazal Urdu poetry. Join us for this evening rich with literary heritage and new music that speaks of love and longing. About Riyaaz Qawwali Riyaaz Qawwali is an ensemble that represents the unique diversity and plurality of South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians hail from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and also represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds. Trained in Eastern and Western classical music, the members have been professionally performing Qawwali for nearly a decade.
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