Sanam Marvi


Coke Studio

Sanam Marvi (Urdu: صنم ماروی‎, Sindhi صنم ماروي) (born : 17th April 1986) is a Pakistani folk and sufi singer. She sings in Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi languages.

Sanam Marvi has been getting music training since the age of 7. She is from a Sindhi Family. Her father, Faqeer Ghulam Rasool, was also a Sindhi folk singer. Her initial classical music training, for 2 years, was from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of Hyderabad, Sindh in the Gwalior gharana tradition. She says that she has also learned a lot from folk singer Abida Parveen.

Sanam Marvi debuted, in 2009, at ‘Virsa Heritage’, a music program on Pakistan Television Corporation channel hosted by Yousuf Salahuddin. She affectionately calls him 'like a baba to her' (a father figure to her) for giving her a big break in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Later she performed at Coke Studio, Pakistan, a Pakistani television series featuring live music performances.

Marvi performs sufi concerts around the world. She is considered among the 3 of the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres. The other 2 being Abida Parveen and Tina Sani.

This page was last edited on 15 April 2018, at 08:15.
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