Muslim World Music

  • Kasbah: Music from Morocco

    1 season

    Recordings of traditional musicians from Morocco.

  • Six Centuries, Six Years

    A group of Iranian master musicians try to locate, restore and record a repertoire of compositions attributed to Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, a prominent composer who lived six centuries ago and greatly influenced Middle Eastern classical music. During a six-year journey, the group is finally able to re...

  • The Swahili Beat

    An upbeat look at the history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. The film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Darussalam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of A...

  • Love & Light - Baraka Blue

    A Western poets interpretation of a traditional dua (prayer). Baraka Blue is an acclaimed rapper and poet from Seattle and based in Oakland, California. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. His music combines contemporary spoken word poetry...

  • Aj Sik Mitraan Di: Saakin

    This is a musical performance by Saakin, of the most famous "naat" of the great Sufi Saint, Pir Mehr Ali Shah (d. 1937) - Aj Sik Mitraan di. A "naat" is a devotional poem that is sung and expresses love for the Prophet Muhammad. "Naats" are perhaps the most widespread of the "musical" traditions ...

  • Haiderium: Zain Zohaib

    Zain Ali and Zohaib Ali are brothers and the grandsons of USTAD HAJI REHMAT ALI KHAN who performed for 40 years with the legendary USTAD NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN on 2nd Harmonium. Zain Ali and Zohaib Ali have distinguished themselves by a tone and expansive vocal abilities reminiscent of their illus...

  • Rizwan Muazzam : Qawwali Boiler Room Performance, London

    When the unfogettable qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in Pakistan in 1997, be left a musical vacuum into which stepped his two teenage nephews. Despite their tender age, they were determined that their group Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali should continue their uncle’s pioreering
    efforts to tran...

  • Abida Parveen

    A short performance by the legendary Pakistani Sufi Muslim singer, composer and musician during America-based Qawwali band Fann Fi Allah's tour through Pakistan in December 2014.

  • Qawwali - Music of the Mystics

    This is a trailer for a film documentary twenty years in the making, culminating in the ultimate Qawwali documentary series. Three hours of carefully curated, never before published material.

    Follow the unique journey of the only Western-born Qawwali ensemble as they travel between India & Pakis...

  • Back Vocal

    In Iran, female singing voices are deemed to be too provocative, and women are prohibited from performing as solo artists by religious law. Demoted to backing singers, many women try to remain active despite the restrictions placed upon them, and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb's documentary sympathetically c...

  • Multan Sultan - Waqt-e-Junoob (The Era of the South)

    This promotional video for the Multan Sultans cricket team of Pakistan, perfectly captures the essence of Multan and shows the colour and vibrance of diverse Pakistani culture. Featuring the legendary Pakistan singer and musician Attaullah Eisa Khelvi

  • Saieen Zahoor - Yaar Di Kamli

    Bangladesh’s folk music boasts a rich heritage and bonding with the roots of the culture that is still practically unheard of by the global audience. Dhaka International Folk Fest is here to provide the international platform where the entire planet can enjoy the culture’s true form embodied in i...