joi, 24 ianuarie 2008

Amir Khusro

اگر فردوس بر روی زمین است
همین است و همین است و همین است

Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast,
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast.

If there is paradise on face of the earth,
It is this, it is this, it is this.

Just discovered Qawwal Bahauddin, courtesy of pa6sur on KG. And from there, just found about Amir Khusro, the Sufi mystic who invented qawwali and whom the popular wisdom credits with the invention of sitar and tabla.

That was in the 13th century, before the Bassarabs established the first Romanian Principates. Damn! We're so young and provincial :(

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