The Jhelum is the source of life and livelihood for the local residents of Kashmir. Inspired by the devastating floods in Kashmir, the song ‘Jhelumas’ talks about the tremendous perseverance of the Kashmiri woman. Her courage and resilience is as constant and ever flowing as the river Jhelum itself. Sufi-rock band Alif is based out of Pune and Kashmir. Their music embodies a fusion of classic rock with Urdu/Kashmiri lyrics.
For centuries, Sufism, the inner mystical dimension of Islam, has enraptured its followers while fascinating non-believers. It effortlessly combines the meditative calmness of pure devotion with the ecstatic passion of soul-stirring music. 101Sufi is a story of both the present and the past. Modern Sufi music is presented through a series of collaborations, journeys and documentaries. The genre’s history is discovered by creating contemporary portraits of the greatest Sufi poets and scholars.
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