Rawalpindi-Renowned Qawwal Asif Ali Khan Santo, disciple of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, enthralled the audience with his super performance at the Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi.

Featuring a unique expression of qawwali, Ustad Asif Ali Santo Qawwal and group enthralled residents of the twin cities and music lovers. The qawwal party led by young qawwali maestros gave the message of love, peace and harmony through music.  Vice President Events Marketing Media & Communications Tahir Khan in his opening speech thanked the audience on behalf of the Hashoo Hotels and particularly The Pearl Continental Rawalpindi team for their immaculate arrangements. He said, our hotels, besides in hospitality business, are the hub of entertaining activities and seriously recognises the importance of culture and arts. Pearl Continental Hotel General Manager Ahmed Iqbal Saeed said that qawwals spread the message of Islam in the entire sub-continent.

He said qawwali follows a specific process in which one starts with singing. In this psychological state, the song is received in a manner that is not unlike standard forms of musical expression.

The words are sung and then repeatedly with variations intended to bring out deeper meanings of the lyrics. He added: “Harmonium, tabla, dholak, sarangi, saringda, and rabab, are common instruments in qawwali, with a simple clapping of the hands to support the singing being a popular motif.

The Public Relations Manager Asadul Hussain Shah apprised the audience of the forth coming events to be held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi. He added: “We will continue to hold events to highlight the positive image of the country through different art mediums.”

In the end, General Manager of the Pearl Continental Hotel Ahmed Iqbal Saeed thanked the audience for making the event a success.