Electrifying Sufi Medley- A Tour De Force! Farhan Shah and Alain Vãlodze

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Electrifying Sufi Medley – A Tour De Force!

A creative mashup of song, manqabat, qawwali and qasida

Farhan Shah is a mesmerizing Australian Pakistani singer, composer, lyricist and music producer. Farhan sings in every genre but has made a mark with his soulful Sufi singing. He is exceptionally good at fusing ideas from Sufi songs with other types of devotional music, creating a wide and powerful impact.

Alain Vãlodze plays the guitar accompaniment in this medley. Alain is an expressive acoustic guitarist, who specializes in Flamenco guitar, Brazilian and Middle Eastern Guitar and a wider variety of World and Jazz music.

Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, inspired by the works of Sufi poets, like Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusrau and Khwaja Ghulam Farid. Qawwali is the best-known form of Sufi music, and is most commonly found in the Sufi culture in South Asia.

This video presentation is a Sufiana musical tour de force! There is something in this song for every taste. It has improvised expressions by Farhan on the evergreen soulful composition and poetry of A. R Rahman from the Arziyaan song. And then there are some beautiful lines from the well known manqabat (poem in praise of Hazrat Ali) Man Kunto Mawla (Amir Khusrau), a taste of qawwali Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad (Sabri Brothers) and a little flavor of Qasida Burda Shareef – 13th Century famous poetry in praise of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) composed by the eminent Sufi mystic poet Al-Busiri of Egypt.

This video presentation by JollyGul.com has line by line lyrics and English translations.

This is a joint presentation of JollyGul.com and Ismailimail.

Video Source: JollyGul.com (YouTube)

Author: ismailimail

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

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