Hadiqa Kiani’s debut Qawwali, Jaanay Is Dil has crossed 2 million views on YouTube. The singer has received an overwhelming response on social media.
The qawwali was produced in collaboration with the Sufiscore, Ustad Dildar Hussain, who was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s patent tabla player. The video also features Zohaib Hassan on the sarangi and Irfan Hussain on harmonium.
Ustad Dildar Hussain has even composed Qawwali who is popular across the world for his massive contribution to this genre. Hussain has vast experience of working with NFAK in live performances and studio recordings for 30 years.
Kiani wore Mohsin Naveed Ranjha’s heavily embellished dress paired with jewelry by Huma Adnan. The video has been directed by Abdullah Haris and produced by Mian Yousuf Salauddin.
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) January 25, 2021
In a video released on social media, Kiani revealed that she can listen to the genre of Qawwali for years. She also talked about embarking on her debut of Qawwali.
“Qawwali is the purest form of music. I’ve been listening to it since childhood. I can listen to it for hours but I never pursued it during my career. So when I finally got an opportunity to work with Ustad Dildar Hussain, I took it.”
About her experience, she adds, “It was exciting but also a challenge. Yet, it was a dream come true! There was also anxiety because I was trying out a new genre for the first time. I got so much confidence and support from him [Ustad Dildar], it was a divine experience for me. I feel this will be a treat for my fans.”
Jaanay Iss Dil is a beautifully sung qawwali by the multi-talented @hadiqa_kiani. Produced by Yousaf Salahuddin and directed by Abdullah Haris!
— Sufiscore (@sufiscore) January 23, 2021
Soon after the release of the video on YouTube, the singer received an overwhelming response from her fans and followers.
Last year, Kiani had paid tribute to the team of Dirilis Ertugrul with a Turkish song. She also collaborated with a Turkish singer to raise her voice for the freedom of Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir. She is expected to sing more of Qawwalis in the coming future.