Interview with Warsi Brothers of Rampur

Interview with Warsi Brothers of Rampur

By Soumya Bisht, Batch of 2019 “Mashoor har tarah se tera naam ho gaya Maula kahi Raheem, kahin Ram ho gaya” As the eldest of the eight Warsi brothers recites these lines, I realize the gravity of the moment . With my questionnaire in hand, I, a person uninitiated to the musical genre of Qawwali, realize how rich the legacy of the family seated in front of me is. Serenity and poise outlines the Warsi…

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Dhrupad

Dhrupad

Dhrupad is an enigma. It is a highly complex and sophisticated classical art form, expressing the subtle nuances of the myriad human emotions. At the same time, it is also chaste and a form of spiritual worship and meditation through sound. It does not seek to entertain, but evokes feelings of peace, tranquillity and contemplation in the listener. The word ‘dhrupad’ is an amalgamation of ‘dhruva’, the unmoving pole star, and ‘pada’, or poetry. This…

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