Hadiqa Kiani is not short of multitalented, from her powerful acting debut in Hum TV’s Raqeeb Se, Kiani has left fans infatuated with her first qawwali Jaanay Iss Dil. The award-winning singer collaborated with the legendary qawwali idol, the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s tabla player, Ustad Dildar Hussain, for Jaanay Iss Dil.
Stepping into the world of Sufi music, Hadiqa revealed in an interview with The Current that Jaanay Iss Dil is Indo-Pak’s “first-ever female qawwali“.
“Qawaali is indeed the purest form of music. Having had the opportunity to jump into a genre that is somewhat outside my comfort zone, I have an even greater appreciation for the art that is Qawaali,” said Kiani speaking about her latest adventure. “The opportunity to work with Ustad Dildar Hussain, someone who has been an important part of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s entourage was nothing short of extraordinary.”
Hadiqa stated that “this was a project of love”, she also added that she was grateful her audiences “were able to connect to our message through the power of pure music.”
Music on its own is and always will be a project of love and therapy to countless people in Pakistan. At any point musicians in Pakistan perform there is nothing else like it in the atmosphere, the kind of connection made between people in the audience and with the musicians on stage, it is nothing short of our very own personal journey of love.
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