Guest Info

Wali Hamid Ali Khan comes from a renowned family of musicians, with his father being Ustad Hamid Ali Khan from the esteemed Patiala Gharana.

As the lead vocalist of Raga Boyz Band, Wali Hamid Khan has mesmerised audiences with his soulful renditions. Some of his notable songs include “Rooth Gaya,” “Dil Ka Panchi,” “Noor e Khuda,” “Mahi Vey,” “Kina Tenu,” “Naughty,” “Attitude,” “Tera Nika Jeya,” and “Tenu Chahwan.”

The lineage of Raga Boyz traces back to the legendary Ustad Kalluji, followed by his sons, Ustad Ali Baksh Jarnail and Ustad Barey Fateh Ali Khan, revered singers of their time. This rich musical heritage continued with Ustad Aashiq Ali Khan, Ustad Akhtar Hussain Khan, and their sons, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, and the living legend Ustad Hamid Ali Khan. Raga Boyz, the ninth generation of this musical dynasty, carries forward their legacy.

Raga Boyz has captivated audiences worldwide, performing in prestigious venues such as Wembley Arena (UK) and Radio City Music Hall (NYC) and embarking on tours across 18 countries. They have shared the stage with renowned artists like Shakira and Rihanna, and their remarkable talent has been recognised with numerous international awards and accolades.

About the Show

Join host Rajan Nazran in this captivating podcast episode as he welcomes Wali Hamid Ali Khan, a renowned Sufi-Rock musician and esteemed Raga Boyz sibling band member.

Music, a universal language that connects us all, holds the power to uplift us in times of loneliness and provide solace during challenging moments. Wali delves into his family’s illustrious musical legacy and shares his journey of breaking away from the traditional classical singing style that his family is revered for. Discover the reasons behind his shift and gain insights into his connection with music.

Explore the mesmerising genre of music performed by Wali and his band, which resonates with global audiences. Hear his firsthand experiences collaborating with musical legends such as his father and the legendary Abida Parveen. Gain a deeper understanding of his challenges meeting people’s expectations after such notable collaborations.

In this conversation, Wali also shares his thoughts on the art of DJing, acknowledging its appeal while raising concerns about potential deception. Prepare to be enthralled as he recounts his band’s memorable interaction with the iconic Shakira and its immense impact on them.

Don’t miss out on this enriching discussion, as Wali Hamid Ali Khan provides fascinating insights into the world of music, generation-based songs, collaborations with musical legends, and the beauty of fusion music.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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