Song setting Islamic mystical poetry in Farsi, Hindi, or Urdu. The Qawwali song begins with an improvisatory prelude played on a harmonium, followed by an introductory verse sung by a professional soloist (qawwal), which gives way to the song proper, a strophic setting of the poem alternating the soloist(s) with an entire chorus of qawwals, all accompanied by a barrel-shaped drum, the {}dholak. The drumming suggests the repetition of God’s name and the whole ensemble is intended to arouse the mystical love and divine ecstasy that is the Sufi experience.
   Some qawalli melodies are heard wherever the ritual is enacted in Persian and South Asian shrines. Others are restricted to particular shrines or rituals. Others may be composed by the qawwals who sing them.
   See also Dhikr; Sama; Ta’ziye.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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