Music of Pakistan: religious music and Soufi music ep.1/2
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Yves Billon
- Release date: 1989
- Co-production: La Sept Les Films du Village
- Languages: English español français
- Participation: CNC Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication et de la Communication des Grands Travaux
- Broadcast format: Betacam SP
- Distribution: Zaradoc
During their meetings, those who practice soufism listen to the poems sung by their masters, “the Qhawali”. This traditional music, enhanced by new literary and musical elements, has become the most popular in Pakistan. Today, masters like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Pataney Khan are the greatest heirs of this tradition. These artists sing praises to the Prophet and his saints. During a voyage through the country and towns of the Sind and Punjab, we encounter these artists as they perform in mausoleums, marriages, and festivals. This film presents a portrait of these masterful musicians in all the splendour of their art.