Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party | Annihilation Into the Infinite

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Annihilation Into the Infinite

by Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Party

Sufi ecstatic devotional prayer, these young qawwals have traveled to and from Pakistan to revivify the tradition that is to bring peace on earth. Sufi - Qawwali music from students of the great (Nusrat) Fateh Ali Khan lineage.
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1. Mere Saqi (My Wine) Fanna-fi-allah
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2. Shama Penya (Nights Have Passed Without You) Fanna-fi-allah
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3. Dekhene Ko Ya Muhammad (O to Behold the Prophet) Fanna-fi-allah
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4. Sab Mandir Masjid Mekhane (The Temple.mosque,and Wine House)18:3 Fanna-fi-allah
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Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali Party

Fanna-Fi-Allah translates as: annihilation into Allah. Qawwali is an ancient practice wherein the fire of divine love (ishq) is ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets, sung in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi and Punjabi.

Each Qawwali song embodies the mood of the poetry within sophisticated ragas combined with an exultant spontaneity. The foremost expression in this music is through the voice, accompanied by two harmoniums, booming Pakistani tablas, hand clapping and the tampura. Traditionally Qawwali music is performed in Sufi shrines wherein audience participation is integral to the prayerful atmosphere as well as dancing ecstatically to the music's driving rhythms and passionate chorus. Listeners will usually be immersed in tears of sublime devotion.

Tahir Qawwal and Amena Chisty Qawwal lead the Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali party consisting of five to ten rigorously trained musicians. This collection also includes Arjun (Arjun & Guardians) and Deja (Hamsa Lila) from the party.

Fanna Fi Allah are infinitely blessed to be the foremost disciples of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (undisputable the greatest Qawwali master of Pakistan and only nephew-successor of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) and Dildar Hussein (World renound tabla master from the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's Qawwali party). This young Qawwali party has only begun performing outside of Pakistan, India and Hawaii since the summer of 2004. Fanna-Fi-Allah is already well known on the west coast after playing several private concerts and appearing at venues such as Earthdance, Dancing Dragons Festival, Oregon Country Fair, The Auburn Sacred Arts Fair, Harbin Hot Springs and broadcasting live on KVMR. Depending on the setting and audience, Fanna-Fi-Allah will often incorporate: trained dancers, acting out of Sufi tales, DVD footage of Qawwali in Pakistan, translations of the songs, and teaching about classical ragas.... Tahir and Amena are as well ready to lead workshops on this profound spiritual practice.

"I was in tears for over 2 hours...the vocal mastery and heartfelt devotion are compelling. More than a "good" time, these young players move me to a greater sense of the mystery within" -Koda Sun (respected elder of the Earthome community)
References: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jai Uttal, Zakir Hussein, Daniel Paul, Jah Levi, Shimshai, Tina Malia, Sasha Butterfly, M.J. of Hamsa Lila, Kimberly Bass of Trance Zen Dance, Rizzwam and Muazzum Qawwali, Shahbaz, Terry Riley and Shabda Khan, the leader of the American Sufi community.
For questions and responses e-mail at waradafuqara@yahoo.com or call at (530) 292-3528.


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Prem Nazila


This music has the potential to bring the heart of a seeker to a state of joy and ecstasy. As Rumi says: " Those who have gone through fana into baqa, through annihilation into
that which has always been, become all body and all consciousness. With dissolving
begins some overwhelming joy."

Ryoji Watanabe

It's good !
I bought CD style "World Traditions" first time, and this CD trigger a chance to catch my interest for world music.
Thank you.

Patricia Tanner

Exciting and Provacative
Great CD! I want to sing like that. Devotional too. I can listen to this CD over and over. Each time I hear it I get something new from it.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Both haunting and inspiring, "Annihilation Into The Infinite" features Sufi ecstatic devotional prayer and music. These young qawwals have made an impact in Pakistan and abroad to revivify the tradition, carrying their message of peace. Intensely calming, meditative and at the same time, very emotional and chilling, the music of Fanna-fi-allah is music that needs to be heard in these times of political and cultural tension. Perhaps through music, we can better understand and have compassion for one another, paving the way to true peace. Reaching out with the intent of healing and sharing, their music is as profound as their message.

Gandharva

Beautiful CD!
Beautiful CD. I cannot praise it highly enough. Wonderful devotional energy.