MUMBAI: Music Today launches its latest album â€“ Call of the Sufis this month. The album is a unique compilation of some of the best Punjabi Sufi tracks by Sufi legends such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Barkat Sidhu, Wadali Brothers, Abida Parveen, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Saleem, Hans Raj Hans and Shafqat Amanat Ali. The album is truly mesmerizing and leaves the listeners spellbound.
About the album â€“ Call of the Sufis
Sufi music is about the transcendence of the â€?self' from the physical to the spiritual realm. It speaks to the soul and awakens the consciousness. It is about surrendering to a Higher power and goes beyond the boundaries of religion; a spiritual connection that helps attain a sense of detachment from all worldly realities in an attempt to attain oneness with that Higher self. Sufi expresses the true power of music and touches the soul of those who sing as well as those who listen.
CD â€“ 1
1 Ni Main Jana Jogi De Naal â€“ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
2 Dekho Ni Ki Kar â€“ Barkat Sidhu
3 Bulleya Ki Jana â€“ Wadali Brothers
4 Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoliâ€“ Abida Parveen
5 Akhiyan Udeek Diyan â€“ Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
6 Aaj Hona Deedar Mahi Da (Medley) â€“ Saleem
7 Aaja Ve Mahi â€“ Hans Raj Hans
8 Dum Ali Ali Dum â€“ Shafqat Amanat Ali
1 Farida Turia Turia Ja â€“ Nusrat fateh Ali Khan
2 Rabba Mere Haal Da â€“ Barkat Sidhu
3 Ghunghat Chak Ve Sajna â€“ Wadali Brothers
4 Meri Bukkal De Vich â€“ Abida Parveen
5 Tak Tak Rahwan â€“ Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
6 Sun Charkhe Di Mitthi (Medley) â€“ Saleem
7 Nit Khair Manga â€“ Hans Raj Hans
8 Bulleh Shah â€“ Shafqat Amanat Ali
About the artistes
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, undoubtedly the greatest Qawwal legend of his time, is often referred to as Shehen-shah-e-Qawwali or the â€?Brightest star in Qawwali' for his contribution to the tradition of Qawwali/Sufi music. Nusrat's music has a universal appeal that transcends the barriers of language, religion and geography. It is said that one can feel him communicating with God through his music. And the force of his singing is so deep that it binds every listener such that there is unison in this offering to God.
Barkat Sidhu was born in Kaniya village near Shahkot in the Jalandhar district of Punjab in 1946. He began his