Publisher/Manufacturer: ReliefWorks (2009) Product specifications: Audio CD Item type: Audio CD
You don't listen to this album. You feel it. This is not an album, it's a spiritual experience. (the only musical instrument used is a duff drum).
From the Artist:
This album has been in the works for almost exactly 10 years. I began working on it in 1998, focusing mostly on Arabic and Urdu content. Over the years, as I read more English translations of the poetic works of earlier generations of Muslims, I started writing and composing songs in English.
This proved very difficult at times - it took me five years to get a complete idea of what I wanted 'The Sound Of Tears' to sound like. At other times, it proved surprisingly easy - I remember writing 'The Quest' in an inspired mid-afternoon hour in Toronto on July 21st, 2001. A similar moment on a busy Dubai freeway was where I wrote 'Take My Hand' in 2005 (I pulled over to do the actual writing, in case you were wondering).
Watch a sample clip of one of his songs:
About Nader Khan:
Nader Mohammed Khan grew up in Hyderabad, India and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He moved to Canada in the early nineties after completing his high school, and settled in the east end of the Greater Toronto Area with his parents and siblings.
He attended the University of Toronto (UTSC) and graduated at the turn of the century with a degree in Management and Economics.
Nader has performed live with artists like Ustadh Adnan Srajeldin and Dawud Wharnsby-Ali. He had collaborated in the past on a few recording projects with other artists, but this is his first solo album, and includes songs in English, Arabic, and Urdu, (with a dash of Farsi).
He is widely-traveled and has shared his lived experience of Islam with others from a broad variety of cultures and contexts throughout his life. This is reflected in his work through the fusion of various genres, and the blending in of many different styles, tunes, rhythms, and modes, which evidently give way to interesting results.
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