Must Watch, Must Listen – April 2019

MustWatch “Must watch, must listen” recommendations of devotional music produced by our community members as well as what is created in the wider Muslim world are out for April 2019.

Shukran Allah
Thank You Allah

Vocals: Salim Merchant & Raj Pandit
Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengarr
Composers: Salim-Sulaiman

The beautiful version of Salim-Sulaiman’s favorite song Shukranallah from album “Kurbaan” was recently performed as a jam (informal, improvised style) on the Indian “No1 Yaari JAM” music and chat show.

Mast Qalandar
The Spiritually Intoxicated Saint

Vocals: Sami Yusuf
Lyrics: Amir Khusro & Bulleh Shah
Music Composition: Sami Yusuf

A spiritual Sufi song written in the honour of the most revered Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1274) of Sehwan Sharif. The original poem was initially written by the 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrow, then further modified by Bulleh Shah in the 18th century.

Various renditions of the song have been composed and performed by numerous composers and singers. This one by Sami Yusuf is a rendition of the version created by qawwali legend the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Rangin Kaman

Aga Khan Music Award Concert

Performed by: Gulbenkian Orchestra & Master Musicians of Aga Khan Music Initiative
Conductor: Pedro Neves
Composition: Homayoun Sakhi

This one is for lovers of classical music. Concert featuring Gulbenkian Orchestra with conductor Pedro Neves and Homayoun Sakhi (Afgan rubab), Abbos Kosimov (doira, qayraq), Siar Hashimi (tabla). Performed in late March 2019 during the Aga Khan Music Award event in Lisbon Portugal.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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