Tahir has been teaching traditional vocal music all over the world for the past 20 years. He is a passionate and highly skilled vocalist and harmonium player, having spent plenty of study time with Pakistan’s present day Qawwali masters. Tahir’s guruji Pt. Pashupatinath Mishra of Varanasi has passed on to him a great musical knowledge. Tahir’s unique expression of the classical art of Indian music is shown by his ability to perform and teach styles such as Geet, Ghazal, Bhajan, Thumri, Classical & Folk songs.
Qawwali is a passionate devotional practice in which the fire of divine love (ishq) is ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets, sung in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi and Punjabi. The origins of Qawwali music date back about a thousand years to the first Sufi mystics who came to India. Qawwali has evolved into an immense art form spanning over hundreds of years of poets, languages & musical evolutions.