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...Considered the “brightest star in qawwali,” a genre of Sufi devotional music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan continued his family’s multi-century tradition of singing. Born in Punjab, Pakistan in 1948, Khan had his first public performance at age...

Lahore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,452,000 (2000)Lahore is Pakistan’s second-largest city and the capital of Punjab province. Since roughly 1100 A.D., the city has been a center (or regional center) for Afghan, Mughal, Sikh and British polities. The city...

Religion and Spirituality

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The relationship between popular music and religion has heightened the struggles and accommodations that exist between music and religion in general. Because both music and religion, through performance and ritual...

Karachi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 14,000,000 (2004)Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southernmost province, Sindh, and the nation’s major seaport. Although originally Sindhi in language and culture, Karachi’s importance as a destination for Bihari, Afghani...