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[HANASHIR:5189] Re: Kol Han'shama

I believe I just heard that recording, and it was very interesting to hear.
 Much more eastern than I was expecting it to sound, especially after my
summer hearing it at Hava Nashira.  Is the "newer" version the one we sang
at HN?  I seem to remember it being in dm, and pretty upbeat.  The kids at
our temple love it, and we're trying to find music for it.  Is that same
version arranged for chorus?  If so, how can I get it?  What
instrumentation should we use?  I've just been using the guitar, but it
sounds nothing like the recording you mentioned.

"Praise Allah."  Is that "Allah-Lou" or "Peggy-Sue"?


At 12:34 AM 2/10/00 -0500, you wrote:
>The "Hallelu" song  was taken from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's chant entitled
>"Hoo".The best version of this song to my knowledge appeared on his last CD
>entitled,"SWAN SONG". He died in 1997. They claim that he was the most
>Pakistani musician ever to live. The chant is also referred to by other
names as
>well. The song is sung at the beginning of "Qawwali" gatherings. "Qawwali"
is a
>complex fusion of thoughts, feelings, emotions and sounds that people
around the
>world have embraced.  The essence of it is the love of G-d and humanity.
It became
>a means for making more understandable the teachings of the great Sufi
>The English meaning of the chant used by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his
>"Praise Allah."
>Carole Rivel wrote:
>> Please note that on Debbie's, "It's You" album, the song is listed as
>> and the only words used are: Halleluyah...hallelu.
>> Carole Rivel
>> Joanna Selznick Dulkin wrote:
>> > FYI,
>> > the "traditional" Kol Han'shama on Debbie's album is not, well,
>> > traditional, the tune comes from a pakistani sufi chant and, so far as I
>> > know, the Jewish community hasn't been singing it for more than 5 years!
>> > We have to be very careful when we use the word "traditional" -- many
>> > we think are Really Old are, in the large scheme of things, Very New.
>> >

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