Folk and Sufi music is like truth, it will never die:The Wadali Brothers

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016 19:51 IST
Lakhwinder Wadali with Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadali, also known as The Wadali Brothers,

In our history of folk and Sufi music,The Wadali Brothers, Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadal have carried on the legacy of famous saint poets such as Bulle Shah, Kabir, Amir Khusro and Surdas, and have written mesmerizing verses.

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The Wadali Brothers are disciples of the eminent classical vocalist late Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

They say, in today’s day and age when rap music is taking over, no one can harm Sufi and folk music. “Folk and Sufi music are like truth. It will never die. Jo marzi aajaay, Rap or anything else for that matter, we will not take part in that change,” says Puranchand Wadali and adds “We are adding western sounds to our Sufi songs but that is only because we want the youth to experience the power of Sufi music.”

The Wadali brothers and Lakhwinder Wadali (Puranchand’s son) are excited to perform in the in the Capital tomorrow at A Fever Entertainment initiative in association with I Am Communication Pvt. Ltd. Sufiana evening with Wadali Brothers and Lakhwinder Wadali at Sirifort Auditrium. Pyarelal Wadali says, “We will present our famous Bollywood songs such as Tu Maane Ya Na… Aye Rangrez Mere… Duma Dum Mast Kalandar and many more with a twist. Until now we have only performed with traditional instruments. However, this time we are experimenting and we have instruments like a drum kit, keyboard, guitar in the orchestra. So, the sounds will be very unique.”

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Lakhwinder Wadali, who will be performing for Delhiites tomorrow with his father and uncle, says that being a famous musician’s son adds a lot of pressure. “People compare a lot and it happens all the time, so there’s always a certain kind of pressure under which I perform. But beta beta hota hai and baap baap hota hai and I try my level best to make them proud in every performance.”

Lakhwinder Wadali (left) is Puranchand Wadali’s (centre) son and Pyarelal Wadali (right) nephew.

Catch The Wadali Brothers and Lakhwinder Wadali on June 25, 2016 at Sirifort Auditrium, New Delhi from 6:30pm onwards. For tickets log on to

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