Picture of the Day: Trance

Posted on June 28, 2006
Filed Under Culture & Heritage, Music, Photo of the Day
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A sufi qawall offering his devotional music at Data Saab’s in Lahore.

I, too, am a fan of the so-called ‘Sufi Rock‘, but I sometimes wonder that instead of triggering a broader interest in Sufi music, it might have distracted attention from the ‘real thing’.

(Original uploaded on Flickr.com by peterhessel).

10 responses to “Picture of the Day: Trance”

  1. fadi says:

    it is a very big mistak i have never seen like these things in my whole life

    what is the (data saab ) ?????????

  2. AKHTAR SOOMRO says:


  3. jugnoo says:

    Mast malang. Well

  4. Asma says:

    Well-captured moment!

  5. Bilal Zuberi says:

    My dad would never listen to Nusraft fateh Ali. He still doesn’t. He remembered when he was young and on religious occasions he would accompany his uncles to the local qubristans(graveyards) and listen to Qawwali mehfils at the mazaars. These were not elaborate affairs, but they would spend the entire night out, listening to qawwali from somebody nobody had heard much about. I am sad that I never got to have the same experience…But still – whenever Qawwali comes on, I can find myself tuning right into it.

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