With the use of Dervish dancers in Khwaja Mere Khwaja to Nizamuddin Dargah becoming the location for Kun Faya Kun, Sufi songs by AR Rahman have always had the appropriate setting.
Rahman says, “Sufism is a special part of me. It is something through which I always like to combine professionalism and spiritualism.
I always want to be as honest as possible with Sufi music. I always make it clea to the directors.” The Oscar- winning musician says the inappropriate treatment of holy songs in movies disturb him a lot. “At times the songs are done in a really bad way in movies. It disturbs me when I see anything like that.” Sufi artistes such as Nooran sisters, Mukhtiar Ali, Hans Raj Hans, Konya Turkish Music Ensemble, Dhruv Sangari and Dervish dancers will be performing at the concert with Rahman headlining the finale. “I am always happy to be a part of Sufi concerts. I believe there will never be bees if there is no honey. So, if there is no benefit from a particular genre of music, no one listens to that.”