Abida Parveen

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Abida Parveen (Urdu/Punjabi: عابده پروين) is a prominent Pakistani Sufi singer often dubbed as the '"Queen of Sufi music.

Born and raised in Larkana into a Sindhi Sufi family, she was trained by her father Ghulam Haider. Parveen starting performing in early 1970s and came into global prominence in the 1990s. Since 1993, Parveen has toured globally, performing her first international concert at Buena Park, California. Parveen also features in Pakistan's popular musical show Coke Studio and was a judge on the pan-South Asia contest show Sur Kshetra.

Parveen is referred as one of the world's greatest mystic singers. 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.

Parveen is best known for her songs Yaar ko Humne from the album Raqs-e-Bismil and Tere Ishq Nachaya which is a rendition of Bulleh Shah's poetry. Pakistan's second highest civilian award the Hilal-e-Imtiaz has been bestowed upon her by the President of Pakistan for 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Kabir by Abida Abida Parveen 1
2002 Visal Abida Parveen 1
2004 The Essential Abida Parveen 1
2005 'Ishq: L'amour absolu / Supreme Love Abida Parveen 1
2005 Jabse Tune Mujhe Deewana Abida Parveen 1
2010 Aabida Parveen, Volume 6 Aabida Parveen 1
2014 Chants soufis du Pakistan Abida Parveen 2
Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli Bhardi Abida Parveen 1
Mere Dil Se Abida Parveen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Best of Abida Parveen Abida Parveen 1
1998 The Golden Collection Abida Parveen 1
2011 Treasures Vol 2 Abida Parveen 1
The Best of Abida Parveen 1
The Best of Abida Parveen Abida Parveen 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Raqs-e-Bismil Abida Parveen 1
Abida Abida Parveen 1
Are Logo Tumhara Kya Abida Parveen 1
Faiz by Abida Abida Parveen 1
Heer By Abida Abida Parveen 1
Songs of the Mystics, Volume 2 Abida Parveen 1

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