Threat to Amjad Sabri by MQM Video Leaked
امجد صابری 25 تاریخ کو آجانا یہ نہ ہو کہ تمکو ۔۔۔ قتل سے پہلے دھمکی کا ڈراپ سین ہوگیا ویڈیو دیکھیں
Their first recording, released in 1958 under the EMI Pakistan label, was the Urdu qawwali titled Mera Koi Nahin Hai Teray Siwa. Their later hits included Tajdaar-E-Haram (King of the Kaaba, 1975), O Sharabi Chorr De Peena (Hey, Alcoholic, Stop Drinking, 1976) and Balaghal Ula Be Kamalehi (Reaching the Highest Heights Through Perfection, 1977). They were the first exponents of Qawwali to the West, when they performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1975. They again perormed in Carneige Hall in 1978. They played the Womad festival in the UK in 1989 – one of a series of appearances there – and released the album Ya Habib (O Beloved) on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label the following year.
The Sabri Brothers is the only qawwali troupe which has a “first class” status on the Pakistan Television Corporation. Popular film and recording artists in Pakistan, the Sabri Brothers troupe has toured Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 1970 the Government of Pakistan sent them to Nepal as representatives for a royal wedding. In 1975 they performed in the United States and Canada under the auspices of The Performing Arts Program of The Asia Society. In June 1981, they performed at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. The group is now led by Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri.
In April 1978, the album Qawwali was recorded in the United States, while the Sabri Brothers were on tour. The New York Times review described the album as, “The Aural Equivalent of Dancing Dervishes” and the, “Music of Feeling.” In 1983 they recorded the album Nazre Shah Karim to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of His Highness Prince Aga Khan,sponsored by Tajico Group. The income of this album was donated to Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi.
To devote an album entirely to the Persian poetry of Jami, a luminary of the Sufi Tradition, was an ambition they had always cherished. Ghulam Farid Sabri did the recordings of Kalam By Maulana Abdul Rehman Jami in July 1991 at the SFB studios in Berlin, but the CD sadly was not released until 1995 whereas Ghulam Farid Sabri had passed away in 1994. Thus, ”Jami” becomes a memorial not only to the Persian poet, but also to the Pakistani “Qawwal.” In 1996, they performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music- Next Wave Festival, as part of a double-bill with alternate-rockers Corner Shop. On 17 November 2001 they performed in DOM at ‘ON THE CARPET Oriental Culture Festival’.