Kabir - Mukhtiyar Ali
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by Tabitha   
Monday, 09 April 2012

Mukhtiyar Ali (Photographer: Tabitha)It was already getting late when third group of Mukthiyar Ali appeared on the stage of amphitheater in Kalabhumi on the Kabir - Sacred Music Festival, but audience still in numbers cheered them loud as well. Mukhtiyar Ali coming from a small semi nomadic village with only eighty families from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Faimilies of this village are known as keepers and protectors of 800 years priceless Sufiana Qualam tradition, who managed to carried over the centuries not only lyrics but as well the style of the music.

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Mukhtiyar Ali Is from the semi-nomadic Mirasi Community which hails from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Mukhtiyar represents the 26th generation of this humble community which has successfully kept alive the oral tradition of Sufiana Qalam.