Ustad Saami – Songlines Music Awards 2021 Nominee | Songlines

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Ustad Saami
Pakistan is for the Peaceful (Glitterbeat Records)

Ustad Saami By Marilena Umuhoza Delli 4
Cover Art Ustad Saami Pakistan Is For The Peaceful

Now in his late 70s, the Pakistani singer Ustad Saami did not release his first album until 2019 but has swiftly made up for lost time with this, his second album. After years of training in the devotional style known as surti, he’s now the genre’s supreme maestro and his vocal lines soar weightlessly over the instrumental accompaniment of his four sons. 

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