101 Sufi

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Language: Hindi/English

Genre: Music

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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The Story Behind The Song Jhelumas

After experiencing the ravaging Kashmir floods first-hand, ethnic-Sufi band Alif wrote “Jhelumas” as an ode to the river Jhelum. Mohammad Muneem frontman of the band compares Kashmiri women to the river, constantly moving ahead despite the circumstances.

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The Making Of Like A Sufi

The story of how Sufi rock and hip hop met to create an instant classic. Pune based Sufi-ethnic rock band Alif came together with MC Kash to create a piece of music that transcends the boundaries of genre. 'Like A Sufi', an attempt to capture the mysticism and beauty that is Kashmir, became an instant hit.

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Jhelumas: Alif | Music Video

A Sufi-rock ode to the river Jhelum, inspired by the Kashmir floods. 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 perseverence of the Kashmiri woman. Her courage and resiliance are 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.

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The Story Behind The Song Jhelumas | 101 Sufi

After experiencing the ravaging Kashmir floods first-hand, ethnic-Sufi band Alif wrote “Jhelumas” as an ode to the river Jhelum. Mohammad Muneem frontman of the band compares Kashmiri women to the river, constantly moving ahead despite the circumstances.

series: 101 Sufi

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