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Beyond

The music of Dhadhi was traditionally meant to induce valor and instigate one to act. The tone is also one which conveys a strong belief, attempts to bring one face to face with truths and thereby tug at the soul. It is no wonder then that Sufi poetry could be sung to these typical Dhadhi rhythms with such gusto that was hitherto unknown in the Kalam and Qawwali renditions of the Sufi genre. The Dhadhi musical tradition of India has evolved over the last four hundred years. It originated at the time of the great Sikh Guru- Guru Hargobind who used to invite exponent musicians to perform in his court in order to inspire courage and valor within the growing Sikh community and both Muslim and Sikh Dhadhi musicians used to perform in the Guru’s courts. Traditional Dhadhi compositions are accentuated with abrupt yet extremely controlled breaks in a melodic structure that compounds with the accidental notes played on Sarangi.

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