Based on research and performance-learning from two master musicians in Sindh, Pakistan: Late-Ustad Hameed Ali Khan Sahib from the Gwalior Gharana, and Faqir Jumman from the Dargah (shrine) of Sufi mystic, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai,

Mannat is an outcome of my immersion in Sufi poetry for more than 10 years as well as a gift and blessing in the form of learning (talim) from my teachers.  

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Mannat (a prayer, a wish) is based on traditions of singing Sufi poetry from the Sindhi region of Pakistan

Mannat (a prayer, a wish) is based on traditions of singing Sufi poetry from the Sindhi region of Pakistan

Late-Ustad Hameed Ali Khan, recipient of Sitar-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance Awards, Karachi, Pakistan

The Shah jo Raag Academy, Bhitshah (Sindh, Pakistan)

An outstanding team of musicians stretched globally across Edmonton, Canada, the US, and Sindh, Pakistan, contributed to this album.

An outstanding team of musicians stretched globally across Edmonton, Canada, the US, and Sindh, Pakistan, contributed to this album.

Mehdi Rezania  (Edmonton, AB) a mesmerizing Iranian Santur (zither) player, Ojas Joshi (Edmonton, AB), a tabla maestro and much-loved student of Ustad Zakir Hussain, Akbar Khamisu Khan (Sindh, Pakistan), an alghoza (double-reed flute from Sindh) maestro and the son of legendary player Khamisu Khan, Ismaili Meerjat (Sindh, Pakistan with dambur (five-stringed lute) at the dargah of Shah Latif, and Adam Maalouf (New York), a New York-based global percussionist from the Banff Arts Centre's World Music Residency.