Flashcards in II. India's Regional/Devotional Music: 6. "Allah Hoo," Warsi Brothers: Sufi Qawwali Deck (16):
This individual has a shrine in Delhi. This 14th century saint belonged to the Chishti order of Sufi practitioners, who used poetry and music as an important part of their mystical practice.
Sufi Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya
Which religion's goal is to get close to God through contemplation, recitation, and disciplined practices? The object _______ love is conceived of in terms of human love, and the divine object is often referred to as the Beloved. The _______ suffers in separation from the Beloved, but feels that this suffering is the highest calling in life.
Sufism (Sufi as the individual)
Amir Khusrau and Bulleh Shah poems and songs are about what?
Sufi devotion and Love
What does Sama mean?
What is the best-known category of hereditary musician in Islamic contexts in India and Pakistan? These musicians are traditionally employed as singers at Sufi shrines. This group consists of as many as 12 men.
This performance in a shrine consists of a formal sequence of songs, beginning with a Quranic recitation, Persian verses, Sufi songs, local folk songs, and Ghazals which are a type of rhyming poetry in Urdu language.
What is the goal of a Qawwali performance?
To bring the audience to a state of spiritual excitement.
This term is used in a Qawwali that means a listener is in a spiritual state of mind.
This term is used in a Qawwali that happens when individuals stand up and circle in a slow ritual dance.
This term refers to a two-piece hand drum.
Tabla (two small hand drums)
What are the main instruments in the Qawwali, "Allah Hoo?"
Tabla (two small hand drums), Harmonium (small hand pump organ), and Hand clapping
What kind of tone does the lead singer have in the Qawwali "Allah Hoo?"
What language is used in the Qawwali "Allah Hoo?"
Who was Fateh Ali Khan?
A world famous Qawwali singer in the 1980s
Who is Abida Parveen?
The best-known Sufi singer from the region