Begum Abida Parveen celebrates life as she immerses herself in Sufi mysticism. Revered as the Sufi Queen and considered as the heir to the crown of the late singing legend Nusrat fateh ali khan Abida Parveen is known for the dazzling quality of her voice and her vivid musical imagination. In a state of ecstatic communion with her audience inspired by energy coming directly from him whose praises she echoes by energy coming directly from him whose praises she echoes Abida sings about love of the only one and expresses the wish to be united with this divine power. Her gloriously honeyed voice becomes a warm agile instrument that instills sadness and joy strength and fragility in equal measure. Her renditions such as Naraye Mastana Wah Wah Ramz and Hariraan Hua transcend the barriers of language culture and creed and transport all to the place of mystical ecstasy. She selects lyrics herself from the old texts of the Sufi poets and composes music which is as richly ornamented as her warm voice embracing the lyrics.
When this music is further ornamented with rollicking yet sensitive beats of DJ Whosane! Then what transpires is sheer euphoria. DJ Whosane! Hits an emotional chord with listeners waiting for something new in the field of music. Is ability to lace his music with unpredictable sounds and skill to give every word a fresh feel has made him one of the most sought after DJs in India and beyond. In this album he has combined intense Sufi lyrics with modern music to create an ethereal space feel. He believes that music has to do with the heartbeat and that most techno dance music emerges from there. Based on this basic premise emerges his music that sinks rights into the soul of every listener. His melodies intimate and charged with positive energy offers much to those prepared to delve deep into the depths of layered love as rendered by Begum Abida Parveen. In fact his music makes Abida accessible to younger generation and lets them connect with her love for the almighty intensely and incessantly.
Abida Parveen is one of the greatest sufi Singers of our time. She is blessed with a voice that instantly captivates and mesmerizes the listener truly a gift from God! Sufism is a path of light of Submission acceptance and praise of god. All of Abida Parveen’s songs carry that message. I have presented her songs in a more modern from interlacing it with a mortal romance trying my best to retain the purity of her form without upsetting the sanctity of her message.
This album has been quite a challenge but definitely a great opportunity to do something unique to blur those lines between genres in an ever shrinking world and cross over to a wider audience.
1. Naraye Mastana
2. Hairaan Hua
3. Man Laago
4. Wah Wah Ramz
5. Jis Din Se
6. Mera Sohan Sajan
7. Meri Bukkal De Vich
8. Soun Tow Sapne
Singer: Begum Abida Parveen
All Songs Arranged by : DJ Whosane!
Male Vocals: Eari D’Souza
Programming and Keyboards Nilesh Dahanukar & DJ Whosane!
Additional Programming : Jatin Sharma
Flute: Ashvin Srinivassan
English Lyrics: Eari D’Souza & DJ Whosane!