After the colossal success of the first four chapters of WAJD – Volume 1, Kamli Da Dhola, Bhit Ja Bhitai, Aaj Rung Hai and Kamli – (Bulleh Shah), Hadiqa Kiani takes a refreshing new take in her melodious voice on the classic Sufi number Chaap Tilak originally written by Hazrat Ameer Khusro in Braj Bhahsha as the fifth chapter.
“Life is all about collecting sweet memories, when we allow ourselves to be happy we flow with the rhythm of life. “Chaap Tilak” is a simple video with all the basic attributes of non – materialistic expressions; just cherishing little gestures and exchanging happiness, which our WAJD journey is all about” says Hadiqa Kiani.
The original composition and lyrics of Chaap Tilak are by Hazrat Amir Khusro in respect for his spiritual mentor Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Additional composition are written by Hadiqa Kiani and her brother Irfan Kiani has played the harmonium is Irfan Kiani. He is also behind the production and mastering of the music. Ustad Nafees Ahmed features on the sitar, Rajvir on the dholak; backing vocals are by Irfan, Imran, Sharafat, Sakhawat and Badshah.
“I believe in minimalism. WAJD speaks for itself. This particular version of the song is my way of seeing Hazrat Ameer Khusro’s heart touching composition of “Chaap Tilak”. Hope the audience will love it” adds Irfan Kiani.
“Make music and its videos, Not War. Then spread it everywhere so we can all communicate through this universal language of music, art and visuals to soak in this state of WAJD.” tells Abdullah Haris.