A.R. Rahman – Kun Faya Kun (Berklee Indian Ensemble cover)

A.R. Rahman’s “Kun Faya Kun” 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, rearranged this beautiful Qawwali by the Sufi-saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya for the 2011 film, “Rockstar,” with additional lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.





 

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“Kun Faya Kun” (A.R. Rahman)
Arrangement: Berklee Indian Ensemble

Soloists in order of appearance:
Dhruv Goel: vocals
Rohith Jayaraman: vocals
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: vocals
Harini Srinivasa Raghavan: vocals
Fares Btoush: Oud
Layth Al Rubaye: vocals
Malavika Das: vocals
Annalisa Lombardo: vocals

This concert was produced by Annette Philip.

Berklee Indian Ensemble

Annette Philip – Kerala, India: director
Shilpa Ananth – Kerala, India: vocals
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya – New Delhi, India: vocals
Dhruv Goel – Lucknow, India: vocals
Vasundhara Gupta – Kolkata, India: vocals
Rohith Jayaraman – San Jose, CA: vocals
Harshitha Krishnan – Chennai, India: vocals
Nalini Krishnan – Seattle, Washington: vocals
Joakim Molander – Sørum, Norway: vocals
Armeen Musa – Dhaka, Bangladesh: vocals
Kanika Patawari – Antwerp, Belgium: vocals
Purvaa Sampath – Bangalore, India: vocals
Ishita Sinha – Patna, India: vocals
Harini Srinivasa Raghavan – Chennai, India: vocals
Aseem Suri – New Delhi, India: vocals
Adriel Tjokrosaputro – Surakarta, Indonesia: vocals
Sanchitha Wickremesooriya – Colombo, Sri Lanka: vocals
Trinayan Baruah – New Delhi, India: vocals
Salil Bhayani – Mumbai, India: vocals
Malavika Das – Kerala, India: vocals
Ganavya Doraiswamy – Chennai, India: vocals
Ava Dudani – Brighton, MA: vocals
Nicolas Emden – Osorno, Chile: vocals
Christopher Kazarian – Worcester, MA: vocals
Annalisa Lombardo – Boston, MA: vocals
Malwina Masternak – Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland: vocals
Wambura Mitaru – Nairobi, Kenya: vocals
Zoya Mohan – Newport Beach, CA: vocals
Paola Munda – Sicily, Italy: vocals
Lydia Renold – Schönenwerd, Switzerland: vocals
Gretchen Schadebrodt – Valdivia, Chile: vocals
Ashwin Shenoy – Manama, Bahrain: vocals
Sahana Simha – Andover, MA: vocals
Pankhuri Singhal – Westford, MA: vocals
Chantal Tribble – Brookfield, WI: vocals
McKain Webb-Lakey – Bow, WA: vocals

Yazhi Guo – Hong Kong, China: flute, suona, dizi
Layth Al Rubaye – Amman, Jordan: violin
Harini Srinivasa Raghavan – Chennai, India: violin
Sashank Navaladi – New Delhi, India: sarod, harmonium
Fares Btoush – Amman, Jordan: oud
Jacy Anderson – Honoka’a, Hawaii: guitar
Aleif Hamdan – Jakarta, Indonesia: guitar
Shubh Saran – New Delhi, India: guitar
David Milazzo – Bow, NH: alto saxophone
Edmar Colon – Coamo, Puerto Rico: tenor saxophone
Samuel Morrison – Seattle, WA: baritone saxophone
Josh Shpak – Walnut Creek; CA: trumpet
Michael Wang – Sacramento, CA: trombone
Annette Philip – Kerala, India: piano
Cheng Lu – Beijing, China: keyboard
Achal Murthy – Strassen, Luxembourg: bass
Daniel Gonzalez – Mexico City, Mexico: electronic drum sound
Kaushlesh Purohit – Jodhpur, India: tabla, percussion
Patrick Simard – Ottowa, Canada: drums, percussion
Ranajoy Das – New Delhi, India: drums
Joe Galeota Jr. – Wethersfield, CT: percussion
M.T. Aditya Srinivasan – Chennai, India: tabla, kanjira
Vignesh Venkataraman – Boston, MA: mridangam

Recorded live at Boston’s Symphony Hall

Rob Rose: executive producer
Tom Riley: executive producer
Annette Philip: artistic director/producer
Clint Valladares: artist relations/co producer
Mirek Vana: co producer
Dave Wentling: production manager
Steve Colby: sound engineer
Kaushlesh Purohit: audio mixing
Jonathan Wyner: audio mastering
Reggie Lofton: video producer
Thistle Communications: video production
Nicole Egidio: editor

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