Qawwali Manqabat in praise of Hazrat Baba Ganjé Shakar. Sung at the dargah of Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Khaki (ra) in Mehroli Delhi by the Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble.
Another experience to be talked about. I was so amazed that the local people of this particular Darbar knew i was allowed to pray. Last year FFA toured India. I personally hadn't been back to India since the first days in the beginning of my journey, 2006. So it had been a 10 year mark. I had mixed emotions, Ustad had reminded me that to take every time as new moment, even though you may go back to the same places, live at your first time. It really made since in my mixed emotions. Some how in India i come up against an extreme representation of Sufisum. I have been told many times I'am not aloud as a woman to play tabla in front of the shrine. In a way Ustad touched my deepest pains of returning to India and representing the Sufi tabla. Here in the youtube clip I experienced the divine knowing that I'am aloud, I'am neither woman or man, I'am a artist. In Mehrauli village, in South Delhi, India is considered the last monumental structure built as a summer palace during the fading years of the Mughal era. Here there is a strict informed policy as no woman are aloud in the Astana, the place of burial for the sufi saint. In generally i had not personally experienced such a segregation before as the entrance really led no way for the woman to get even close to offer prayers. In general there is always a place for the woman too to get close enough.