#3131: Sufi Crossovers

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For this New Sounds, listen to music that combines Sufi traditions with Western sounds.  We’ll hear Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah -a sufi shrine- in a town of the same name in South India where a church, this shrine, and a Hindu temple are all next to each other.  They are part of a musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements called the Nagore Sessions.

Also, there’s music by Youssou N'Dour, from the soundtrack to the intimate documentary film “I Bring What I Love.” The film followed him at a turning point in his career, with the release of the personal record “Egypt” – a gorgeous merging of classical Arab orchestration with African rhythms and songs praising Senegal's mystical Sufi Islamic traditions.  Plus, more Sufi music from the likes of Mercan Dede,  the late great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and recordings from Morocco’s Fez Festival of World Sacred Music.

PROGRAM #3131, Sufi Crossovers (First aired on 10/26/2010)





Nagore Sessions

Nagore Sessions

The Saint [6:43]


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party

Devotional & Love Songs

Haq Ali Ali Haq [7:26]

Real World Records Carol 2300
Reissued on 1992 record: Devotional Songs

Mercan Dede

Sufi Traveler

Nar-i Cem [8:34]

Mi5 Recordings HTR119
Available at Emusic.com, or Amazon.com*

Youssou N’ Dour

I Bring What I Love

Mame Bamba-Touba Daru Salaam  [8:22]

Nonesuch 522814

Nagore Sessions

Nagore Sessions

Mahane Mohabbat

See above.

Shahram Nazeri and Dastan Ensemble

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Vol 2

Spiritual Songs From Iran [10;10]-

Sounds True  STA M108