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Yah Habib

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Quawwali, the music of Islam's Sufi sect, can be found in Middle Eastern countries ranging from India to Saudi Arabia to Turkey. How prevalent it is in a particular country depends on how friendly that country is to Sufis who, like Hindus, believe music to be a sacred and necessary element of religious life. For centuries, Quawwali was prevalent in Iran, but when the Ayatollah Khomehni outlawed all music in that country in 1979, Persian Sufis faced tremendous danger. One of the finest Quawwali groups in Pakistan is the Sabri Brothers. In contrast to secular Pakistani pop music, Ya Habib concerns itself only with spiritual matters. Whether singing or playing the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Quawwali, the music of Islam's Sufi sect, can be found in Middle Eastern countries ranging from India to Saudi Arabia to Turkey. How prevalent it is in a particular country depends on how friendly that country is to Sufis who, like Hindus, believe music to be a sacred and necessary element of religious life. For centuries, Quawwali was prevalent in Iran, but when the Ayatollah Khomehni outlawed all music in that country in 1979, Persian Sufis faced tremendous danger. One of the finest Quawwali groups in Pakistan is the Sabri Brothers. In contrast to secular Pakistani pop music, Ya Habib concerns itself only with spiritual matters. Whether singing or playing the harmonium, Haji Ghulam Farid Sabri and Haji Maqbool Ahmed Sabri spare no passion on the extended pieces heard on this enriching CD. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1993
  • Label: Real World
  • UPC: 017046231121
  • Catalog Number: 62311

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sabri Brothers Primary Artist
Haji Mohammed Anway Tabla
Sarwat Farid Choir, Chorus
Fazal Islam Choir, Chorus
Haji Abdul Karim Dholak
Haji Ghulam Farid Sabri Harmonium, Vocals
Haji Kamal Sabri Vocals
Haji Maqbool Ahmed Sabri Harmonium, Vocals
Javed Kamal Sabri Choir, Chorus
Azmat Farid Sabri Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Richard Evans Engineer
Garry Mouat Series Identity
Eva Skalla Liner Notes
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