B'Ismillah

Version: Unabridged
Author: Various Artists
Narrator: Various Artists
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: February 1997
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 19 minutes
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Overview

The most inspired music on the planet finds its highest expression at the annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. B'ismillah (in the name of God) brings together the highlights of this landmark event. B'ismillah documents music from the world's most accomplished artists in many traditions, including Pakistani qawwali chants dating back to the 11th century; Egyptian madhi odes; flamenco-style Christian saeta that are shot "like an arrow" into the heart of God; ancient gwalior chants from the north of India; and the mystical music that transforms mere mortals into the whirling dervishes of Sufi tradition. Utterly authentic, B'ismillah radiates a divine presence beyond the artificial boundaries of maps and politics, into the hearts of world music lovers everywhere.

"These chants and hymns to life remind us of the sense of beauty, of harmony that our era needs desperately to discover". -- Dr. Faouzi Skalli