Abida an amazing singer, mashallah. She's a Chisti from India singing Qawwali music. This is the music made popular in the West by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, also a Chisti. A nice thing about this video is that some of the lyrics are translated into English. I love the part at the end-- it reminds me of Alevi idea of human beings as the true Kaaba and that the real pilgrimage we must make is to the human heart.
Next is an interesting video of a Qawwali group with a very active audience singing a song (well-known to Nusrat fans) about Lal Shahbaz Qalendar, a Chisti saint. There is also an elderly man with one gigantically long dreadlock who is for some reason being showered with large quantities of cash. I have no idea about all of that. But the music is great.
Another great Qawwali singer-- Aziz Mian.
Wow, this guy clearly eats a lot of betel. Check out those lips!
Before he started chewing paan. And with a wonderful almost Klezmer clarinet.
and my favorite these days... Sain Zahoor!
This is nice-- street qawwali
I love this guy-- Qari Saeed Chisti
Tala al Badru Alaina--
Tower of Fire, Tower of Smoke
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