Qawwali Research Unit

The Qawwali Research Unit is headed by artist Tasawar Bashir, doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham Music Department. His studies in Modern Qawwali are funded by Midlands3Cities and the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Other members include composers Emma Margetson, Charlie Lockwood, Helene Hedsund, and Scott Wilson, who are all active members of Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). Tasawar is artist in residence at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham and recently produced AR Rahman's live Sufi Show in Dubai in December 2014.