Monday, January 9, 2012
Focus on the Beginnings (Behlava) - Mun Kunto Moala
One of the beautiful things about qawwali is that one rendition is never the same as another, so even though you have heard the Qaul a hundred times, each new rendition is unique and has it's own beauty.
This one is particularly special because of it beautifully classical and unhurried Behlava. The sazeena has been removed so one can focus on the Behlava. The singing begins with a Raag Bhopali bandish "Aik suratiya ki do hein Mooratiya" and is soulful as it progresses into the main body of the poetry becoming increasingly intense.
Farid Ayaz and his party have outdone themselves here. The sargam and the laeykari has got to be one of the best ever. The whole party works well in unison and helps create this atmosphere of being one with the instruments as well as true to the word.