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Brooklyn Qawwali Party

by Brooklyn Qawwali Party

Brooklyn Qawwali Party celebrates the music of legendary Sufi vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in a unique, 11-piece instrumental format.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mustt Mustt
7:05 $0.99
2. Man Kunto Maula
15:11 $0.99
3. Beh Haadh Ramza Dhasdha
9:15 $0.99
4. Allah Hu
10:51 $0.99
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Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brooklyn Qawwali Party was founded by Brook Martinez in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brooklyn Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of fourteen musicians: five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass, harmonium and three designated clappers. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcomed in New York City and across the globe.

The ensemble includes:
Tony Barba - tenor saxophone
John Savage - alto saxophone
Jesse Neuman - trumpet
Ryan Keberle - trombone
Robert Jost - French Horn
Noah Jarrett - acoustic bass
Mike Gamble - electric guitar
Tony Kieraldo - harmonium
Shawn Trail - djembe
Robert DiPietro - percussion
Brook Martinez - drums
Jen Trail - clapping



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I cried!!!
Nusrat was intorduced to me ata young age and ever since listening to the Mick St Clair remix I was hooked. I have possible listened to every qawalli of the great Nusrat sahib and fell in love and cried. The remixes wernt for me apart from Micks. I heard the BQP a few years ago and thought wow!! I stumbled across them again today and listening to Beh Haadh Ramza Dhasda I cried! Iam crying writing this!! The guys are amazing! If Nusrat was alive he surely would have collaborated with the party and then just imagine that!!!


A great new twist on a cultural classic
At first I was shocked the cd was only 4 tracks long, but little did I know how long each song was. I think this cd is boldly stepping across cultural boundaries and doing a great job representing both parties. It's a unique sound that should be expressed more often.

Raees Khan

Finally, Nusrat like you've never heard him before!
I've been listening to the music of Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahib since I was a kid, and likewise, I grown up with so-called "revolutionary" mixes of his awesome classics. With the exception of Bally Sagoo's Magic Touch (which to today's startdards sounds dated), I'd say musicians have raped Nusrat's raw and unadulterated sound.
The addition of a bassline or the awkward "stuffing in" of a few reggae lyirics do not, at least in my eyes, constitute a "revolutionary" mix.
Until one day whilst lazily wasting time watching videos of the Great Man on YouTube, I stumbled across the BQP.
No Nusrat, his round belly and fiery eyes were no where to be seen. I couldnt hear his flowing poetry or his staccato dhurpad. But somehow, he was there. The rawness, the velvet fire, the unadulterated sound of Khan Sahib was there.
BQP are without a doubt a sound that should not, nay, will not age.
At long last Nusrat's dream has been fulfilled. Through the BQP, Qawwali can indeed reach an unlimited number of people from every corner of the globe.
Mash'Allah BQP!


Great interpretation of the great master
BQP did a great job interpreting these tracks by the great Nusrat, the tracks take on a different feel with slow building horns and lush big-band melodies. Mellow vibes!


BQP fan
The beats and unique textures of instruments is like no other I know; I am eager for more and will certainly follow their evolution with enthusiasm and interest.