New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Sufi music is generally associated with north India, but three Dargah singers from the south have brought with them a different brand of Sufi singing, not commonly heard - a mix of Tamil, Urdu and Arabic.
Abdul Ghani, 57, Ajah Maideen, 42, and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer, 65, are all sufi singers who mesmerise music lovers with their chants at the shrine of Meeran Sahib Abdul Qadir Shahul Hamid Badshah in Nagor in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district.
The trio have lent their voice to an album "Nagore Sessions" produced by the label EarthSync and bring alive Sufi music in Tamil and Arabic.
"Sufi saints travelled worldwide. In India, their presence was predominant in the northern region. But the Sufi movement also spread to sou