Episode #2139

Program #2139

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Friday, March 28, 2003

On tonight's New Sounds, we take a survey of Sufi music, the powerful, mesmerizing devotional style rooted in Pakistan. Artists include Abed Azrie, the Mevlevi Dervishes of Istanbul, the Qaderi Dervishes of Kurdista, and of course, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the late, great Pakistani singer who gave many Westerners their first taste of Sufi devotional songs.

PROGRAM #2139, A world of Sufi Music (First aired on Fri, 3/28/03)





Hassan Hakmoun

The Fire Within

Sidi Musa [4:00]

Music of the World #135. May be out of print (although Hakmoun has numerous other CDs), but try

Abed Azrie


Divine Love [5:30]

Nonesuch #79241** *

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Devotional and Love Songs

Sanson ki mala pey [7:00]

Real World #CAROL-2300***

The Music of Islam, Volume 9

Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes

Sema Ritual, conclusion [7:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13149. *

Khalife Mirzi Ghoswi and the Qaderi Dervishes of Kurdistan

Live, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, June 25, 2000

Qaderi Sama Ritual, excerpt [7:30]

Not commercially available.

Music and Dance Troupe of the Karawitan Institute, Java

Live, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, June 29, 2000

Aceh Sama Ritual, excerpt [2:30]

Not commercially available.

Sheik Ahmed Al-Tuni

Live, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, June 4, 2001

Sufi Songs of Upper Egypt, excerpt [10:00]

Not commercially available, but his CD "Sultan of All Munshidin" is available for purchase at*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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