JollyGul.com is happy to present to the Jamat “Taufiq Karmali – Ginan & Geet Mehfil Vancouver BC October 2019”
Taufiq and his ensemble deliver 2 hours 17 minutes of memorable and spiritually uplifting performance of Ismaili devotional music consisting of ginans, geets and qasidas. The program is very engaging – Taufiq interacts with his audience throughout the program and gives meanings and context of the recitations in various instances.
The program starts off with recitation of popular ginan Sayyed Mohamed Shaah’s “Saaheb Ji Tu(n) More Man Bhaave” (O my Lord! You are the one I adore) by special request from the local Jamati leaders in honor of our Imam-e-Zaman.
There is a very special moment when a young member of the Jamat joins Taufiq to sing a couple of qasidas. It is very gratifying to see these values instilled in the next generation of Ismailis.
Taufiq’s rendition of Pir Sadardin’s “Aasmaanee Ta(m)bal Vaajeeya” (The sounds of heavenly drums are heard) brought some in the Jamat close to tears. And a request for Golden Jubilee classic geet with lyrics by Irfan Gowani and musical composition by Mujahid Hussain “Ik khat likhenge ham, Mawla ke naam” (A letter we shall write to Mawla) was another emotional moment of the evening.
The program concludes with a medley of verses from popular ginans and finally the compelling “Dama Dam Mast Qalandar” a spiritual Sufi song written by Amir Khusrow in the honor of the most revered Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
The program is very entertaining, motivating, inspiring and spiritually uplifting. Highly recommended to be watched when you are in a relaxed frame of mind with a dedicated block of time. You have a “front-row seat” on-demand with this video.
Ginan & Geet Mehfil
Vancouver October 2019
Vocals :Taufiq Karmali
Backing Vocals: Nasreen Karmali
Keyboard: Aabid Fazal
Video: Salim Janmohamed