Chand Ali Khan Qawwal & Party are a leading UK-based Sufi Qawwali and Bollywood group, primarily performing in the art of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Extending the 600-year old genre of Qawwali, Chand Ali Khan Qawwal & Party are able to perform at a high level of intensity for several hours in the sacred art form. The lead qawwal, Chand Ali Khan, is widely credited for his virtuoso talents in Qawwali, Naat and Bollywood to a range of international audiences, particularly in the UK.
Born in Gujranwala, Chand Ali Khan had his first public performance at the age of 13 at his School Sufi Day. Initiated and trained under the Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Academy UK, he was appointed the Head of the Qawwali party with the permission of Haji Muhammad Iqbal Naqeebi (Secretary & Manager of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Chand Ali Khan is also the ‘shagird’, or disciple, of world-renowned Ustad Iqbal Hassan Khan (Gujranwala), influenced and impressed by the legendary and authentic style of raw qawwali as popularised by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Arif Feroz Khan Qawwal.
Today, Chand Ali Khan is in high demand, performing across the UK & Europe, and engaging in collaborations with various artists across the world. He is strongly established as an artist in UK qawwali, and has received recognition from the qawwali circles for his humble rapport.
The Party have performed in a number of recent and sizeable cultural festivals and public shows.
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From the moment of booking, till their final execution, Chand Ali Khan Qawwal have shown a sense of professionalism that is all too often overlooked. They catered to our every need. Step by step, in a collaborative effort we formulated a itinerary of the day, worked upon the songs that would best suit the occasion and provided foresight for any logistical issues that may arise. On the day itself, I speak on behalf of all those who attended our Walima, when I say what an absolutely fantastic performance your team put on! Your personalisation was superb and much loved by all; making us feel welcome and included. These chaps are certainly gifted and if by now you're reading this and still contemplating on a group of talented musicians, please look no further as these artists are not here to disappoint. Once again thank you to Chand Ali Khan Qawwal and company for providing that special edge to our Walima! We wish you only the very best in the future, inshallah! Kindest regards Client: Dr Mohsin and Farah Chaudhary
It was an honour to have Chand Ali Khan and his team perform for us at the University of Bradford Union of Students. Students and staff loved every bit of the evening and continue to ask when we will be arranging the next performance. The way Chand energised everyone in the venue is something we would very much welcome again at Bradford and would hope to arrange another event very soon. Client: Faiz Ilyas, University of Bradford
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. I hired Chand Ali Khan and the band to perform at my Mehndi and they were simply phenomenal. Whilst Qawwali is still a very foreign concept for the Bangladeshi community, Chand Ali and band managed to captivate the audience and have them deeply engaged with a mind blowing performance, covering hits such as Mere Rashke Qamar, Sochta Hoon, Dulhe Ka Sehra and Mehndi Laga Ke Rakna. I would recommend the band to anyone and everyone looking for entertainment at their events - and I will most certainly be reaching out to the band for any future events I host myself. Client: Ronel Khan