Monday, 25 April 2011
Sulamiyya: Mohammed Chaabane - Ya Qasid al Hajj/Ana Qalbi Mushtaq (Sufi Music from Tunisia)
I'm afraid I can't tell you much about this cd which was picked up a couple of months ago in a local charity shop. I think the music is from Tunisia - I think it may be songs from a Sufi sect's Hadra cermony, but I could be wildly wrong.
The music is extremely unsettling to me, disconcerting and alien sounding. The call and response singing and insistent rhythm of the bendir and the weird, out of tune bass all conspire to remove solid ground from under the feet.
Any help with translations would be much appreciated.
Mr Abdellah has very kindly translated the tracklist:
1 Ya Qasid al Hajj
2 Ana Qalbi Mushtaq
3 Ana Mani fi Ash
4 Ya Ahl Ishmail Shiluni
5 Ya Ghawth il Mukhtar
6 Ya Rabb Ghairek La Yurtajashi
7 Labbaika Allahuma Labbaik
8 Tala'a al-Badru 'Alayna
9 Sala Allahu 'ala Muhammad
10 Ya 'Adim aj-Jud
11 As-Salat wa s-Salaam...
Get it HERE.