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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kiran Ahluwalia, Infusing Modern Music With Sufi Mysticism, Performs Live

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vocalist-composer Kiran Ahluwalia and her band perform live from her new album, Sanata: Stillness. She brings modern sensibility to songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love. 

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New Sounds

Devotional Music

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Listen to devotional songs from the late great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as well as music recorded at a South Indian temple complex where both Muslims and Hindus pray.

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New Sounds

Devotional Music

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Listen to some devotional music on this New Sounds program by the late great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.  Then, hear some songs by Arif Lohar, a hugely popular Pakistani singer whose music has lots of dance elements, but is also based on Sufi music.  Plus, hear more from the record, “Nagore Sessions,” music recorded at the Nagore Dargah, a South India temple complex where both Muslims and Hindus pray.  And more.

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New Sounds

Sufi Crossovers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

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.

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New Sounds

Devotional Music

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Listen to some devotional music on this New Sounds program by the late great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.  Then, hear some songs by Arif Lohar, a hugely popular Pakistani singer whose music has lots of dance elements, but is also based on Sufi music.  Plus, hear more from the record, “Nagore Sessions,” music recorded at the Nagore Dargah, a South India temple complex where both Muslims and Hindus pray.  And more.

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On Being

Fatemeh Keshavarz — The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi [remix]

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his worl

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On Being

[Unedited] Fatemeh Keshavarz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his worl

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New Sounds

Sufi Crossovers

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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.

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New Sounds

Sufi Crossovers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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.

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Studio 360

Qawwali

Saturday, November 10, 2001

Qawwali is a bridge between the human and the divine. Ishrat Ansari, of the Pakistani cultural foundation Virsa, and Robert Browning of the World Music Institute talk about the transporting sound of the devotional folk music of the Sufi Muslims. 

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