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  1. Ya Mustapha
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  2. Ya Mustapha

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    Customer Ratings (14 reviews)
    Price R475.00

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The Sabri Brothers are huge stars in Pakistan, having been part of the Sufi music scene there longer than any other popular artists. They have made forays into the international limelight a few times in the past few decades, bringing both the deep devotion and energy of the music and often a few surprises (like the guitars, something that shocked purists audiences in the '70s!). They are never wildly experimental like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan often was, but they nevertheless do push the boundaries of tradition, presenting four long tracks that incorporate bass and saxophone into the basic qawwal formula of ecstatic voices, percussion, and harmonium (a small pump organ that sits on the floor in front of the seated player). The Sabris are masters of the art, and this record continues their saga with respect and enthusiasm. --Louis Gibson

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I was astounded when I first heard this album, and to this day I must say, I still am. The strength of the emotion in this album is what literally lifts it from the ranks of ordinary recordings and makes it soar. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is undoubtedly the virtuoso of qawwali and its voice can transmit the subtle and ecstatic qualities of the genre, but when it comes to sheer power, the Sabri Brothers move you like no other. Worth listening although a little bit of background research goes a long way to understand exactly what it is that you are listening and the implications.
The "music fan" who wrote above that the Sabris are copycats of Nusrat is, to put it mildly, an idiot. The Sabris have been singing and moving the masses since the late 60s, when Nusrat (all due respect to him) was a kid. Nusrat himself gave them much respect and recorded their 'Manquta Mawla Ali' as a sign of his love for them. The Sabris' are truly Sufi. I have heard they actually were affiliated with the Chishti order. Everything about their music is sublime, and unlike Nusrat, they didn't stray and start singing secular, Bollywood-aping crap. (None of that was Nusrat's fault - he was surrounded by greedy people trying to make money off him-may God reward him for his sincerity). Anyway, I have this album. I recommend it, like I recommend all Sabri Brother albums, if you are a true lover of qawwali. PEACE.
As an adment fan of the Sabri Brothers, I must present this album as the best, because of one reason: it has, in my opinion, the best of all qawalli's. Saqia Aur Pila is by far, the greatest spiritual experiance. The Bradraan's powerfull voices are best suited for such a great qawalli. It touches on the heart of Sufism: the constent rememberance of God. It's first track, Saqia Aur Pila, is all you need to buy this CD. Although, it does bring in some of all the other good ones. But the first song just blows all comptition away. A Saqi is basically the one responsible for giving the wine to the rind, or the drunkards:) However, in Sufi tradition, wine is used to symbolize the rememberance of God. With more rememberance, one falls in love with God, and that is the goal of man. To do good for the pleasure of God. So, this song basically raps that up. And, it also raps up the back bone of Sufism.
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