Tribute to Aziz Mian
Islamabad: Pakistan is the custodian of rich musical heritage. Our soil has produced icons in every field especially in the performing arts, all of them having international recognition. History of Qawwali is associated especially with Muslims of South Asia. Our legendary Qawwals have deep imprint in the field. Aziz Mian Qawwal got the status of an academy in his life. It is our duty to preserve the legacy.
These were the remarks of Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah at the Qawwali evening arranged by Pakistan National Council of the Arts in collaboration with Foundation of Arts and Culture Education (FACE) to remember legendary Qawwal Aziz Mian on his death anniversary here at the PNCA Auditorium, Islamabad.
The evening was arranged to pay tribute to world famous Aziz Mian for his contribution towards promotion of Qawwali. He is known for his unique style and spontaneous poetic deliberations. Aziz Mian was one of the non-traditional Qawwals having raspy and powerful voice.
He was known for a "more recitative, more dramatic diction” and was inclined toward qawwali’s religious qualities, though he also enjoyed success in more romantic qawwalis. He was fond of discussion on religious and Sufi paradoxes in his qawwalis.
Imran Aziz Mian son of the qawwali icon continuing legacy of his father presented his best and popular items of Aziz Mian Allah he janey koun bashar hai, Sharabi mai sharabi, Nabi Nabi ya Nabi..
Qawalistan also performed who blends traditional Qawali and western Rock n Roll and got applause from the younger generation.