Ustad Saami – Asia Award Nominee | Songlines


Ustad Saami
God is Not a Terrorist (Glitterbeat Records)

Ustad Saami ©Marilena Delli Free3
Ustad Saami God Is Not A Terrorist

Singing an ancient, pre-Islamic microtonal music in multiple languages, the 75-year-old Pakistani vocalist is the latest discovery of eclectic world music producer Ian Brennan. Together they’ve fashioned an hypnotic album of shimmering vocal drones, like a more intense, raw and dissonant version of the qawwali music popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. A Top of the World in #146.

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