With the beats of the drums and the tablas, Qawwali is known as a heartful and soulful sufi music. This musical fiesta was blessed to Navi Mumbaikars when the famous qawwali singers – the Sabri brothers visited the city for a performance in CIDCO Navi Mumbai Festival. We leave you with our correspondent Dhiraj Mishra’s special report that brings the rhythm and the beat of the spell bounding performance of the duo at CIDCO Navi Mumbai Festival 2010. With its pulsing drums and harmoniums, arduous incantations, and euphoric choral refrains, nothing induces a state of spiritual intoxication quite like the Qawwali, a 700-year-old tradition of hypnotic Sufi praise music. Down the ages, the subcontinent has delighted in the qawwali; with many classicists popularizing it among an entirely new generation. The feel and punch of this soulful music was witnessed at the Live performance by the famous qawwali singers – the Sabri brothers who enthralled the audience in CIDCO Navi Mumbai Festival 2010. The beating of the dhols, the tablas and the harmonium, Navi Mumbaikars were taken on a musical journey with the Sabri brothers singing some famous hit qawwalis. Qawwali is considered as a mystical poetry with a powerful rhythm arousing mystical love, even divine ecstasy which forms the core experience of Sufism. A feast for the soul, Qawwali music is music in context par excellence, something that was witnessed and experienced by the citizens of Navi Mumbai. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Dhiraj Mishra for NMTV News.
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