Passion of Pakistani Sufis infuriates Taliban — The Times of India com

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan: Yielding to the hypnotic beat of drums and the intoxicating scent of incense, the woman danced herself into a state of trance, laughing and shaking uncontrollably alongside hundreds of others at Pakistan’s most revered Sufi shrine. Swathed in red, the Sufi colour of passion, she shouted invocations to the shrine’s patron saint…

~Looking Back~ When East meets West through music — Article by Mehra Rimer on Rumi Ensemble performed on the Swiss banks of the Rhone – CGNews

Geneva – At a time when Switzerland’s ban on constructing minarets is making headlines, the musicians of the Rumi Ensemble are showing that cultures can converge into something beautiful. On Thursday, 8 October, a decommissioned hydroelectric plant on the Swiss banks of the Rhone, now converted into a cultural complex, hosted 12 Iranian and Scandinavian…

Abida Parveen Interview To BBC Urdu – Ghazal-legends blogspot com

Abida Parveen Source: Ghazal-legends blogspot com Uploaded on Dec 30, 2011 Abida Parveen is a Paksitani singer with particularly expertise Sufi Music,Ghazal and Folk Music.After the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan many consider her as the next great mystic singer on the world stage.BBC radio stoke sent Muhammad Parvez to interview Abida Parveen for…

Keeping the Genius of Khusrau Alive – Outlook India com News

If one sets about the task of reviving 14th century Sufi legend Amir Khusrau’s legacy, his pioneering contribution to the devotional musical artform of ‘qawwali’ is where much of the work begins. One of the most revered Sufi legends of Delhi — Khusrau is one of the major subjects of the revival and preservation efforts…

Video: Ramooz e Ishq (kalam by Hazrat Baidam Shah Warsi) (via Informatics)

Iconic Abida Parveen graces the Coke Studio platform this season. Parveen is well-known for her Sufi works and at Coke Studio she brings some never-before heard combination of Sufi kaafis and doahs. Unlike the rest of her repertoire, ‘Ramooz-e-Ishq’ is in Urdu (also popularly titled ‘Mein Hun Mashhoor’), and dwells on the love man has…

Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation "OMNI TV"

  The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, in partnership with the Association for the Study of Ginans present Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation, a unique International conference that reaches out across countries and continents from North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Central and South Asia to…

India, Pak qawwals join for music fest

Reviving the rich tradition of Sufi music and the legacy of Amir Khusrau, qawwals from across the subcontinent will render the compositions of the legendary scholar at the place where he lived and worked in the 13th century. A 10-day long musical and literary festival, Jashn-e- Khusrau, will bring together over 50 qawwals from India…