Abida Parveen

Born 1954.
Abida Parveen

Biography

Abida Parveen (born 1954) (Sindhi: عابده پروين, Urdu: عابده پروین‎), is a Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). 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, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era. She is best known for the Qawwali song Dama Dam Mast Qalandar. She was a Judge on a musical show Sur Kshetra.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Visal

    Visal 2002

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Pakistani singer Abida Parveen interprets radical Sufi poetry.