Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Syncretic Indo-Pak

Jhule Lal, a revered spiritual figure for Sindhi Hindus frequently figures in Muslim songs, just as Shahbaz Qalandar, an equally revered Sufi saint, is honoured in Hindu bhajans. The song Dama Dam Mast Kalandar, popularized by Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila, has made Jhule Lal and Shahbaz Qalandar household names in the entire Indian subcontinent.

* Duma Dum Mast Qalandar sung so wonderfully by Runa Laila

* And Dum Mast Qalander from the one and only, the Quwwal great, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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