Dastgāh – Maqām: Maqām Tarz with allusions to Dastgāh Shūr
Commentary: This piece, the only original composition on the album, takes as its structure the traditional maqām and dastgāh musical systems. Within this framework, the music evokes both power in its dynamic rhythms and beauty in its interwoven melodies. An echo of the Sufi samā’, the ceremony of listening and remembrance, can be heard in the resonant “Allah Hu”.
Music: Sami Yusuf
Performed and arranged by Sami Yusuf