Music from India
Kaafi about loneliness
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In traditional Bhunga mud round house in Dhordo village, Banni area, Kachchh, Gujarat.
Mitha (lead singer), Mahmud (singer), Musruddin (singer)
The three male singers Mitha (lead singer), Mahmud, and Musruddin from the Mutwar community in Dhordo village (Banni) sing a song belonging to the kaafi genre. Mutwar speak and sing in Sindhi language (north Indian language group). Kaafi is usually a religious lecture interspersed with stories and songs; the duration could be the whole night. This Muslim devotional song – recorden in the traditional Bhunga roundhouse – remembers the home village and the dear relatives. This kaafi exclaims “Everybody left me, now I’m totally alone”.