“It was not project for me. It was more of a spiritual journey for everyone who was part of it. The minute I started working on it, everything just magically worked out. Things were being taken care of. I did not worry about the melody or the composition. It just came to me naturally. I think it was a blessing! In fact, the creation process went so smoothly that I was ready with the composition in the first three days,” says Karim Barolia
Mawla Mera Ishq Tu (Official Imamat Day Song) is a collaborative production between the Composer & Music Producer Karim Barolia, and the Far East Ismaili Council featuring Global Ismaili Artists. Commissioned and Produced by the Department of Communications for The.Ismaili (Global).
The song, Mawla Mera Ishq Tu (Mawla You are My Love) is an exclusive musical journey featuring 63 global artists from 25 countries. A total of 80+ artists and volunteers were involved for close to 40 days from conceptualisation, engagement and recording and post-production efforts.
CREDITS Composed & Produced Karim Barolia
Lyrics Riaz Karim Virji, Hena Allana, Hassan Somani
Production Lead Nazlin Karim Lakhani
Learn more about Karim Barolia and his thoughts on the creative process of the song in his interview with Ismailimail.
About Karim Barolia
Karim Barolia is an Artist/Composer/Music Producer by profession and the main mastermind behind Sound Diaries.
He graduated from SAE Institute, majoring in Audio Production and Sound Engineering. With experience of over a decade in the field of music and having worked with many corporate brands, Karim has produced, collaborated and mentored many mainstream and indie artists around the globe for which he has achieved recognition and publications locally and internationally.
He has been working with the nature and environment closely, capturing & translating specific sounds with story-telling. A consummate artist, Karim’s work embraces the essence of life and brings forth expression of music in a uniquely simplistic yet meaningful manner.
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