Shushma Datt interviewed Taufiq Karmali on Spice Radio during the period leading into Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
The engaging conversation (in English and Urdu) covers a wide range of subjects including what got Taufiq started on his incredible devotional musical journey. Shushma also plays a couple of Taufiq’s devotional geets in the interview.
JollyGul.com presents the interview in a podcast format for convenient on-demand access by the Jamat with courtesy of Spice Radio Vancouver.
Taufiq Karmali lives in Seattle USA and is one of the most adored and respected artists in the Ismaili community with over 300 recorded recitals of ginans, geets, granths, qasidas and kalaams – many accompanied by music. Taufiq is personally very involved with the actual composition and arrangement of the music in his recitals.
Shushma Datt is the President & Founder of Spice Radio – Vancouver’s oldest South Asian station. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, you will see she is also a gifted conversationalist. She also holds the Order of British Columbia as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
This podcast is presented by Amrit Kaur who is an actor, writer, and activist based in Toronto. She is a founding member of the Gracemoon Arts Company, mandated on the telling of the truth. She had previously hosted a Salgirah 2018 show on JollyGul RADIO. Amrit’s select credits include Little Wars(YouTube), Nurses(Global), The Bold Type (Hulu), Kim’s Convenience (CBC), and Little Italy (E-One/Donald Petrie film).
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