Hadiqa Kiani releases her debut qawaali 'Jaanay Iss Dil'
After the critically acclaimed tribute to Diriliş: Ertuğrul in 2020 and making her television acting debut earlier this month in January 2021, Hadiqa Kiani showcased her brilliant versatility with the release for her first qawaali, ‘Jaanay Iss Dil’
Hadiqa Kiani has collaborated with the legendary qawaali icon, the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s patent Tabla player, Ustad Dildar Hussain.
“Qawaali is indeed the purest form of music. Having had the opportunity to jump into a genre that is somewhat outside my comfort zone, I have an even greater appreciation for the art that is Qawaali. The opportunity to work with Ustad Dildar Hussain, someone who has been an important part of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s entourage was nothing short of extraordinary.” said Hadiqa Kiani.
With the mesmerising Jaanay Iss Dil, the icon proves her masterful artistry once more with her incredible vocal prowess.
The virtuoso showcases her incredible range in this never heard before composition, with poetry that has been selected by Abrar Hussain and verses of numerous classic poets that have been incorporated to enrich it with ‘Girah Bundi’.
Jaanay Iss Dil is already trending on YouTube within a couple of hours of its release with over 635,000 views in less than 2 hours, with praise from all over the world appreciating Hadiqa Kiani in her brand new avatar.
The qawaali has been musically arranged and recorded live by one of Pakistan’s leading music producers and Hadiqa’s long-time collaborator and brother, Irfan Kiani, without the use of click track or auto-tuners, while the clean and raw sound has been skillfully mixed and mastered by Eva Kiani.
Ustaad Dildar Hussain, known around the world for his contribution to the qawaali genre, joins Hadiqa Kiani on Tabla in this mesmerizing creation.