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What is the difference between gazal and qawali?

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Asked by Vilas Deshpande, 17 Apr 06:04 pm
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The Ghazal is a very strict and classical poetry form :
Classical Definition of Ghazal

Briefly stated Ghazal is a collection of Sher's which follow the rules of 'Matla', 'Maqta', 'Beher', 'Kaafiyaa' and 'Radif'. For more dope on these terms go here : http://www.ebazm.com/ghazal.htm

The Qawwali however is more on the performance than on anything else, with one line being repeated very often. Even ghazals have been known to be performed as qawwalis. At the same time, only the words "Allah-hu" have been also performed as qawwalis.

Songs are more generic, and encompass everything that can be sung!
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 30 Oct 06:14 am

 
  
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QAWWALI>>
The songs which constitute the qawwali repertoire are mostly in Urdu and Punjabi (almost equally divided between the two), although there are several songs in Persian, Brajbhasha and Siraiki.[1][2] There is also qawwali in some regional languages (e.g., Chhote Babu Qawwal sings in Bengali), but the regional language tradition is relatively obscure. Also, the sound of the regional language qawwali can be totally different from that of mainstream qawwali. This is certainly true of Chhote Babu Qawwal, whose sound is much closer to Baul music than to the qawwali of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, for example.The poetry is implicitly understood to be spiritual in its meaning, even though the lyrics can sometimes sound wildly secular, or outright hedonistic. The central themes of qawwali are love, devotion and longing (of man for the Divine).

GHAZAL>>
Details of the form
A ghazal is composed of five or more couplets.
The second line of each couplet (or sher) in a ghazal usually ...more
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 17 Apr 11:21 pm

 
  
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The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today's Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the 11th century, the musical tradition of Sema migrated to South Asia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Amir Khusro Dehelvi of the Chisti order of Sufis is credited with fusing the Persian and Indian musical traditions to create Qawwali as we know it today in the late 13th century in India. The word Sama is often still used in Central Asia and Turkey to refer to forms very similar to Qawwali, and in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the formal name used for a session of Qawwali is Mehfil-e-Sama.
A ghazal is a short lyric poem composed of a series of about 5 to 15 couplets, each of which stands independently on its own as a poetic thought. The couplets are linked through a rhyme scheme established in both lines of the first couplet and continued in the 2nd line of each following pair of lines. (Some critics specify that this rhyme carried through the 2nd l ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 17 Apr 06:09 pm

 
  
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Jo pyar se dhire dhire gaai jaaye wo gazal...
aur jo chilla chilla kar gaai jaye wo qwali...
Answered by shrikant dubey, 17 Apr 06:07 pm

 
  
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Gazal is a sad song between lover and qqwali is a happy song by group of people
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 17 Apr 06:05 pm

 
  
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