Happy Holi :)

Happy Holi ..Eid-e-Gulabi Mubaarak friends 🙂 Here’s how some of us celebrated a little in advance.. in nature’s lap 😀 Blessings for all!!

Sufi Rang – Kaafi : the joyous Spring and a musical voyage across Delhi

Sufi Rang – Kaafi : the joyous season of Basant Bahaar – Spring and a musical journey across the land of Sufis – Delhi! 🙂

This melody is woven around the raag Kaafi which is associated with the spring season in India. Often, several Indian traditional tunes associated to the festival of Holi and Basant are woven around this melodic scale itself. The visuals have been shot at several Sufi shrines in Delhi like the shrines of Qutub Saheb, Chirag-e-Dehlavi, Mai Saheba, Matka Pir, Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya and some more historical places in Delhi.

Credits:

  • Music, Vocals and Video by Aditya Pathak
  • Support and Special appearance: Asif Khan Dehlvi
  • Lyrics/Traditional Sufi verses: Hzt. Shah Niyaz

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Sufi Rang

One of my favorite Sufi (fusion) compositions that I created in early 2011. Recently mastered  the track again.

The lyrics are as follows:

Lyrics by Hazrat Shah Niaz

Hori hoye rahi hai .. Ahmad jiyo ke dwar
Hazrat Ali ka raang bano hai ..Hasan Husain khilar
Aiyso hori ki dhum machi hai .. chahun or pari hai pukaar
Aiyso anokho chatur khiladi .. raang dinyon sansar
Niaz pyara bhar bhar chhidke .. ek hi raang sahas pichkar

होरी होए रही है अहमद जियो / जिया के द्वार
हज़रत अली का रंग बना है  – हसन हुसैन खिलार
ऐसो होरी की धूम मची है चहुँ ओर  पड़ी है पुकार
ऐसो अनोखो चतुर खिलाडी रंग दीन्हो संसार
नियाज़ पियारा भर भर छिडके एक ही रंग सहस पिचकार