Heard the Sabri Brothers tonight. My first live qawwali experience and that too purely by chance.
Qawwali music has a crackling powerful energy which attracts you from afar and keeps you transfixed with its rhythms. This is how I would like to describe my experience.
When one of the singers would explain the essence of the words and then break into full song, it had the power to make you think, feel and smile–all at the same time.
Sufism is being one with god in more ways than one. God becomes the beloved. God becomes Nature. You find Him inside you. The qawwalis sung are an awakening unto oneself.
A truely mesmerizing experience that am grateful I was a part of.