Sufi Music

  • TV Reality shows help promote classical music: Zakir Hussain January 16, 2014

    Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.Hussain also told the media after a show in Agra on Wednesday evening that he was conserving the "heritage of Amir Khusro" and promoting Sufi music. He said he was elated...
  • UnIslamic' J&K Grand Mufti seen enjoying songs July 28, 2013

    Five months after issuing a fatwa against the allgirls rock band 'Praagaash', the Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti BashirudDin Ahmad has been caught in a video enjoying a musical performance at a function. ...
  • Sufi music is a journey of lifelong devotion: Muzaffar Ali April 30, 2013

    'A Leaf Turns Yellow: The Sufis of Awadh' is a thoroughly researched account of Sufism in Awadh, India. This illustrated volume introduces the reader to its history, traditions, subcultures, institutions and poetry. Each essay in this anthology is by a renowned scholar. Together, they explore the ways in which Sufism...
  • Cartridges found in Wadali Brothers' luggage September 11, 2011

    Amritsar: Noted sufi singers the Wadali Brothers were stopped at the Amritsar airport by security personal after 14 live cartridges were found in their luggage. These are among hypersensitive items banned as per security norms. Shockingly, the two brothers passed through two CISF posts before the ammunition was detected. No FIR has...
  • Wadalis bring the magical Sufi to Coke Studio July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The third episode of Coke Studio @MTV turned out to be one of the best with Sufi maestros Wadali Brothers taking charge and bringing out some of the best melodies with Bollywood and regional singers. From 'Aa Mil Yaar' to 'Tu Maane Ya Naa', Wadali Brothers brought out the...
  • Bollywood can wait: Abida Parveen November 8, 2010

    "I keep on getting offers. Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and many others have offered to me to sing in their films. But I have immersed myself in Sufi music and to spread that message across is what I am busy doing," Abida, 56, told in a telephonic interview from...
  • Delhi's date with Sabris, Wadalis at Sufi music fest February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi had a date with Sufi music masters when the renowned singers Sabri and Wadali brothers took audiences to spiritual heights at the Dharohar music festival, next to the Qutub Minar. The Sabris now consist of the second generation but their music is as stirring as it was...
  • Sufi music groups take audience to spiritual heights February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: The atmosphere surrounding Quallis tomb next to the Qutab Minar is mystic, so when the Sabri brothers from Pakistan took stage to warm the audience through their renditions of the Sufi kalam, it only got more spiritual and became a mehfil! While the Sabris' now consist of...
  • 'Media doesn't understand Sufi' April 3, 2007

    New Delhi: JahanekhusroDelhis threedaylong rendezvous with Sufi mystics came to an end Sunday night. The renowned music festival organised by the state tourism dept and Rumi foundation saw singers from America, Iran, Pakistan and India perform live at the Quli Khan's Tomb near the Qutub Minar in the capital. But what...
  • Magical sounds of Abida Parveen June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen is widely known for having one of the most powerful female voices in the Sufi world. Also known to stay away from the mainstream unlike many of her contemporaries, the one festival that brings her India is the JahaneKhusrau. CNNIBN caught up with her...
  • Bangalore sways to Sufi music June 16, 2007

    Bangalore: The Bowring Institute in Bangalore reverberated with mystical tunes, powerful chants, profound lyrics and an atmosphere of joy and bliss. Ruhinayat music for the soul came to Bangalore bringing with it tunes from Hyderabad, Rajasthan, Bengal and even Tibet. ...