Continuing the rich tradition of the South Asian continent, Hamza Akram is the latest qawwali sensation making a name for himself in his native Pakistan. Based out of Karachi, Hamza is gathering accolades from the national press usually reserved for older and more established qawwals. He alongside his brothers (who are with him in the group) are the grandsons of Ustad Munshi Raziuddin Qawwal and the torchbearers of over 805 years of qawwali tradition.
Earlier this month, Hamza Akram released his 2nd official single in Pakistan in honour the pre-partition philosopher, poet, mystic & politician Allama Iqbal and where he expresses his admiration for him by singing his kalam.
His vocals also previously featured on “Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)” by Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons which was heavily supported by the BBC Asian Network earlier in the year.