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Watch Download/Stream Live in London 2016 album Samis Official YouTube playlist to samples from the album – Join Sami Yusuf on @Spotify and add your favourite tracks to your personal playlist – Subscribe to Andante Records official YouTube channel Sami Yusuf on: DESCRIPTION Raag: KafiCommentary: This song, which has been popular in the Indian subcontinent for centuries, is based on a poem by the Chisti Sufi and musical genius, Amir Khusro, which was later modified by the great Panjabi Sufi poet Bulleh Shah. The song’s lyrics honor and revere (but do not worship) ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, to whom virtually all Sufi orders trace their lineage, as well as the famous 12th century Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.*A Qalandar is a type of wandering Sufi or dervish who would often live in the wilderness and wear tattered clothes. Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was one such Sufi.**Drunkenness here refers not to intoxication from alcohol, but to the ecstatic state of remembrance of God. As the famous verse of the Egyptian Sufi poet Ibn al-Farid says:“In remembrance of the beloved, we drank wine; we were drunk with it even before the creation of the vine.”To learn more about this piece download the full album and 27 page digital booklet from here:iTunes Learn more about Barakah here CREDITS Words: Amir Khusro and Bulleh ShahMusic: Traditional Islamic (Sufi Qawali) with additions by Sami Yusuf• Main Vocal and Tonbak: Sami Yusuf• Tanbour, Divan and Daf: Seyed Ali Jaberi• Tanbour and Divan: Jon Lawton• Divan, Santoor and Tanbour: Hossein Tavvan• Daf and Bendir: Seyyed Mohammad Jaberi • Dohol and Bendir: Seyyed Pourya JaberiPerformed live on 02 May 2016 at The Phoenix Theatre (London, UK)Performed and arranged by Sami YusufRecorded at Andante Studios Mixed and Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante StudiosVideo editing and post production @ Andante StudiosPublished by Andante Records Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the WorldLYRICSDam mast Qalandar mast mastThe drunk Qalandar*, in his drunken state**Iko vird hai dam dam Ali Ali(Has) Only one chant – Ali, in every breathSakhi Lal Qalandar mast mastThe generous red-robed Qalandar, in his drunken state (a reference to the 12thcentury sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar)Jhoole Lal Qalandar mast mast(Another reference to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar)Akhi ja malanga tu Ali Ali Ali akhi ja malangaOh my brother, keep saying Ali, Ali, Ali; keep on sayingAkhi ja malanga sach ape mun len geOh my brother, Go on saying, they will (themselves) accept the truthAj ne te kal saray Ali Ali can geIf not today then tomorrow everyone will repeat Ali, AliRab ne kinne shaan banayeGod has blessed countless (people)Be karma Te karm kamayeHe has even blessed the wretchedJeda vi Tere dar Te AayeWhoever comes to your doorstepO na kaddivi khaali jayeNever returns empty-handedShana uchiyaan teria PeeraOh teacher (referring to Ali) with lofty graceHovan door haneriyaan PeeraMay the darkness (within me) be purged, Oh teacherAasan he ba teriya PeeraI have pinned my (very many) hopes in you, Oh teacherSoon arzaa aj meeriya PeeraGrant my requests today, Oh teacherCopyright of Andante Records. All rights reserved.