Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Muslim Mystic Music of India

Directed by Shazia Khan
Produced by Public Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

The Muslim mystics have always upheld a revered position across the country, particularly for their indispensable impact on various musical traditions in India. While traditionally the Muslim mystics are associated with Sufism, their cultural influence transcends all religious and geographical boundaries. The principles and values of finding good in oneself, a sentiment reverberated in prayers within Hinduism and Buddhism as well, provides an inter-religious umbilical cord to variation of hybrid sounds that continue to influence of the mystic musical traditions across India.

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