Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah
Discussing Faiz on RSTV

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baajat Anhad Naad

My next concert on Sufi-Bhakti. Aways a challenge and an exciting one. Exploring medieval poetry is so close to ones heart. Medieval but something that is is as relevant if not more than the time it was created. People often ask you sing "sufi" music. Actually it is interpreting Sufi poetry - giving it a structure. I wonder if there is any such thing as Sufi Music really!

22nd November IHC New Delhi 7 PM


Rahul Banerjee said...

sufi poetry is the interface between the regimented religiosity of islam and the anarchistic spiritualism of the upanishads with a generous dash of romanticism to liven up things. when set to music and sung with passion these lyrics can transport the listener into a different realm altogether.

vidyashah said...

In its true sense that what it is; Qawwali is a great example of such a flight; but in todays context Sufi has become "cool" wonder what that could be!

Rahul Banerjee said...

sufi is cool because it does have a soothing effect and it is possible to have short bandishes as opposed to qawwalis which need a longer exposition. there is a burgeoning collection on sites such as youtube and ensnips of some of the best singing in this genre