Monday, January 12, 2015

Response to prior post…because…starting the new year right…etc.

I found it! It's the opening of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist". The song is called "Kangana" and performed by Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad.

From a commenter on the music:
Its not purely a Sufi composition, it has a huge classical/Hindustani music touch in it, as the lyrics itself denote being partly in Brij (language spoken around mathura and Agra) partly in Persian. The brij lyrics are originally an incident based on the amorous dialogue between Krishna and Radha, when Krishna snatches away her Kangana (bangles or a sort of bracelet) and Radha is pleading to Krishna to return her the Kangana.
I like this version even better. It is stunning!

Or play them simultaneously (start bottom, then top) for a real religious experience.


Big Myk said...

Curiously enough, The lyrics of "Chaiyya Chaiyya" are also based on a Sufi poem, "Thaiyya Thaiyya" by Punjabi poet Bulleh Shah.

Big Myk said...

The song is great. I never heard of the movie. Any good?

James R said...

The movie does have its flaws, but it is a good movie.