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Abida Parveen


Who is Abida Parveen?

Abida Parveen, is a Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music. She is held as one of the greatest world's singers. She sings mainly ghazals and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets. Parveen sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi and Persian. She is arguably considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era with a career spanning over four decades. Parveen is best known for her songs Yaar ko Humne from the album Raqs-e-Bismil and Tere Ishq Nachaya which is a rendition of Bulleh Shah's poetry. She was a judge on the musical show Sur Kshetra. Pakistan's second highest civilian award the Hilal-e-Imtiaz has been bestowed upon her.

  • also known as Abida; Begum Abida Parveen; Abida Parween; عابدہ پروین; Parveen, Abida
  • born in (62 years ago) in Larkana
  • nationality: Pakistan
  • profession: Singer, musician
  • genres: Qawwali, Ghazal
  • albums: "'Ishq: L'amour absolu / Supreme Love", "Kabir by Abida", "The Best of Abida Parveen", "The Best of", "Abida", "The Golden Collection", "The Essential", "Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli Bhardi", "Visal", "Mere Dil Se", "Treasures Vol 2"
  • nomination: - nominated to Lux Style Award for Best Original Soundtrack - "Yaar Ko Humne"

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Google previewMuhammad in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God [2 volumes] (2014)

by Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D., Adam Hani Walker

Legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen of Pakistan performs to a sold-out crowd at Humayun's Tomb during the Jahan-e-Khusrau Sufi Music Festival in New Delhi, India. Parveen, who sings mostly in Urdu, is one of the foremost musicians of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (2003)

Family, Law and Politics by Suad Joseph, Afsāna Naǧmābādī

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