Faiz Ali Faiz
Having been born to seven consecutive generations of qawwals (those who perform the ancient form of religious Sufi music from Pakistan and Northern India - Punjab - known as qawwali), Pakistani singer Faiz Ali Faiz was raised on the practice. His illustrious predecessor Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose rich timbre Faiz now recalls, made qawwali known to the rest of the world. Now, that mission is continued by the newer vocalist, whose ample range, spirited singing, and large personality as a soloist on the stage has made him a qawwali sensation, introducing many around the world to a sacred form of music practice several might not know.
Photography by Habib Hmima