WADALI BROTHERS’ SONGS
The Wadali Brothers – Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadali – are Sufi singers and musicians from Guru Ki Wadali in the Amritsar District in Punjab, India. Born into the fifth generation of musicians given to singing the messages of Sufi saints, the Wadali brothers dabbled in the most unexpected of professions before they became Sufi singers. While Puranchand Wadali, the elder brother, was a regular in the wrestling ring for 25 years, Pyarelal contributed to the meager family income by playing the role of Krishna in the village raas leela. The Wadali Brothers Songs have a beautiful richness to them. And it is because of this richness and the beautiful lyrics that we sing some of their pieces. One of the most famous Wadali Brothers songs, which was also recreated in Coke Studio India, was recorded by us in 2010. On the left is that rendition:
It was phenomenal to have Riyaaz Qawwali perform at our annual gala. Heart touching voices that every one enjoyed. Tons of love and appreciation from core of my heart.
No qawwali concert I have ever attended hit my core as much as Riyaaz Qawwali at our national convention. We are pitching their performances to our regional events now.