Fanna-fi-Allah’s founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art from some of the greatest masters of qawwali in India and Pakistan. With the blessings of the masters, the ensemble carries the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali around the world. Fanna-Fi-Allah seek to represent the music in its traditional, authentic form and over the last 18 years they have built a cultural bridge between East & West, embodying a universal message of tolerance that is crucial to our time.
They have offered audiences around the world a unique glimpse into the rich and vibrant culture of Qawwali, performing at large international festivals and concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Pakistan, China, Russia, Europe, Morocco, Indonesia, India and Egypt.
Fanna-Fi-Allah have also been blessed to play qawwali in its traditional setting at the honoured tombs of sufi saints in Pakistan and India, where qawwali originates. These include the sacred shrines of: Data Ganj Baksh (Lahore), Baba Ganj-e-Shakar (Pak Pattan), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasoor), Baba Lasuri Shah (Faislabad) and in India at the tombs of Khwaja Nizzam-Ud-Deen Aulia, Amir Khusrau, Pir Inayat Khan (Delhi), & Khwaja Mueen-Ud-Deen Chishty (Ajmer).
They have published over 10 albums on music labels Tabaruq Records and Buda Musique (France). Their upcoming documentary “Music of the Mystics” will offer audiences an even deeper glimpse into sufi culture and the beauty of qawwali.