Music is a way to connect with God, connect with Your ‘self’, and this Musical tribute to A. R. Rahman from the students of Berklee College of Music not only proves it but also takes you through a spiritual journey where everything that you know or see is nullified. Just like the lyrics of this beautiful sufi song Kun Faya Kun which means that when nothing existed you the Almighty were there.
A.R. Rahman’s “Kun Faya Kun” was performed live by The Berklee Indian Ensemble at Symphony Hall, Boston.
Sufism, the mystical sect of Islam, is partly characterized by its rich musical tradition, primarily based on the writings of Sufi poets such as Rumi, Amir Khusrau, and Bulleh Shah. Well known for drawing influence from his faith and the Sufi tradition, A.R. Rahman, composed this beautiful Qawwali for the 2011 film, Rockstar, with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.