Monday Night World Music — Eid Mubarak! Sufi styles

This past week­end marked the Mus­lim fes­ti­val of Eid ul-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan and a joy­ful day of feasts and prayer. In hon­or of Eid, tonight’s Mon­day Night World Music will fea­ture music inspired by Sufi tra­di­tions, a mys­ti­cal and musi­cal strain of Islam.

Focus­ing on music from North India and Pak­istan, we will hear tra­di­tion­al qawwalis — mys­ti­cal, poet­ic, and ener­getic love songs — such as the music of Nus­rat Fateh Ali Khan and oth­ers. We will also hear some exem­plars of Bol­ly­wood’s take on the qawwali form, both in tra­di­tion­al style and mod­ern ver­sions some­times called “tech­no qawwali” or “dis­co qawwali.” And, we will hear some pop music after the sufi tra­di­tion, such as the ener­getic and beau­ti­ful songs of Kailash Kher.

Come hang out with Carter and enjoy the spir­i­tu­al sounds tonight from 6–8:30PM SLT. You can join Carter in world at Mad­hu’s Café Indi­en, or lis­ten in on Radio Riel’s main stream. Hope to see you there!

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