Riyaaz Qawwali

Austin, Tx

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Riyaaz, which means “to practice” in Urdu, is an Austin-based Qawwali group. With the primary vision to bring qawwali and other related musical traditions back into the lime light, the group was loosely formed in the winter of 2006 and is now a full Qawwali party lead by Sonny K. Mehta.

Thanks to wonderful teachers and supporters, Riyaaz Qawwali has been showered with kindness by many audiences.

Riyaaz Qawwali hopes to take this niche tradition of Sufiana Kalaam and expand its reaches by introducing newer poets to traditional compositions and modernizing the sound while keeping authentic elements, all in efforts to reach new audiences.

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  1. RadioSai
  2. Sami
  3. Tasawwuf