🎶 Mast Mast by Kiran Ahluwalia & Tinariwen
What happens when you take a Qawaali, and infuse it with slow African desert blues, and top it over with passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia. This track!
I discovered Kiran couple of years ago while I was reading about Tinariwen (the music I shared here a week ago, remember?).
🔊 Kiran is an indie musician, born in India, but having lived in Canada & US most of her life. All of her music is a fusion of eastern melodies with western blues reminiscing of her travels through Africa and Middle east in early years.
Her treatment to Qawaal is something that I really really enjoyed. Usually Qawaal music is sung in Dhamal style, which is thumping, loud and celebratory, but Kiran redefined it in a slow blues style, still keeping the vibe of its celebration, joy and groove intact. I’d say it’s a mellow Qawaal 🙂
✨ Dam Mast Qalandar Mast Mast is a spiritual Sufi song written in the honour of the most revered Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar of Sehwan Sharif. The original poem was initially written by the 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrow, then further modified by Bulleh Shah in the 18th century.
🎧 Play this when you’re in a much neutral mood, in a mild longing, me time, or evenings with close friend(s), driving, exploring a new place, taking a walk, while eating an ice-cream, in deep work mode.. 😉
Have a happy weekend 🙂 Enjoy 😇🙌🏼