Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kabir in Pakistan - Had Anhad

Kabir has been sung with such abandon here. The visual experience is almost as intense as the poetic one. The essence of Kabir's words comes through beautifully in the recital by Farid Ayaz Qawwal.

The video is part of a larger project of research on the 15th century mystic poet Kabir. The compilation of clips is from the film "Had Anhad" produced by Shabnam Virmani of The Kabir Project, Bangalore.

@ 7.34 he sounds exactly like his father and ustad Munshi Raziuddin. Made me smile as I observed that. During the film at one point he said something to the affect that "mera Kabir to ye hein" pointing towards his fathers picture on their living room wall. ustaad ka ehteraam aur muhabbat.

Learn more about the Kabir Project here:

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