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Musical waves N°21

With millions of music tracks at our daily beck 'n' call, off the cloud like sweet rain on demand, today we start an immersion into sacred music with a lighter acapella number from the Almarashli Ensemble to properly set the mood for what is to come.

Next come the Qawwali parties of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Amjad Sabri captured in a single take by Pakistan's Coke Studio.

Next comes Sami Yusuf with a live festival appearance.

Now we're ready for a deep duet between Qawwali legends Abida Parveen and Rahat Ali Fateh Khan.

How about blended Muslim and Christian prayers?

Here is a heavenly Byzantine version by Sœur Marie Keyrouz.

Then comes Ali Zafar celebrating the night-time ascension of The Prophet Muhammad.

Now Motty Steinmetz leads a full Hassidic choir.

Another example of the Jewish Faith in song.

Rounding out today's visitations into how some cultures celebrate the Divine, here is the Almarashli Ensemble again. The power and glory of the human voice. As long as musicians open for us such quiet or ecstatic spaces to feel beyond the confines of the small self, there's hope that we can transcend the far lower ambitions of politicians everywhere.

Enough for today.