Hamsar is the son of Hayat Nizami Qawwal, and the nephew of the
world famous Meraj Ahmed Nizami, whose family have been performing Qawwali at teh Dargah (tomb) of the Chishti saint
Nizamuddin Aulia in Delhi for many generations. Hamsar, 37, received his training in qawwali music from his father, whom he
sang with since he was a child, and learned the nuances of Persian, Urdu and Hindi lyrics from his uncle. While both father
and uncle have left indelible marks on his style, Hamsar also strives to evolve his own characteristic manner of singing.
His voice has a sound classical base, as he uses elaborate improvisations and ornamentations of the classical style, such
as taans (long crescendos), gamaks and murkis (vacillations of the voice).
The troupe cosists of all young members, accompanying Hamsar in chorus,
clapping, and persussion. Hamsar and his friends are a quite sought after group in Delhi and elsewhere in India. Besides singing
the Qawwalies, this group often invited to perform Bhajans of Mata Vaishno Devi, Khatu Shyaam Baba and Shri Sainath Maharaj
of Shirdi at religious gatherings - a rare quality for a muslim group.
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