This event was staged at the Tata Theatre on November 22, 2015 as a part of NCPA’s annual festival titled Sama’a: The mystic ecstasy.
The core idea of love, longing and union with the beloved, as espoused in Sufi songs has an evergreen appeal, with people from all walks of life, transcending the manmade boundaries of region, religion, caste and creed. Today, besides the traditional repertoire, a large number of songs are sung under the Sufi label. These compositions show a marked influence of contemporary idioms and expressions, and are widely popular with the masses.
Javed Ali has trained with his father Hamid Hussain, a well-known qawwali singer, and Ghulam Ali, the legendary ghazal maestro. Besides film music, Javed Ali is proficient in presenting ghazals. This performance includes a bouquet of sufiana songs from traditional repertoire and also melodies from Bollywood.
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