By: Staff –
Sufi hip-hop project Jhalaak is back with a new video for their track “Mustt Mustt”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Mustt Mustt” turns towards India’s pluralistic roots and celebration of the incredible Sufi culture, which is woven into the very fabric of India. This song was made popular by the late great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Massive Attack. Here, Jhalaak has created a contemporary version that brings together a Muslim family (Chugge, Salim and Khette Khan); Canadian born Sikh rapper Ruby Singh, who delivers thoughtful rap interpretations/translations of the Urdu lyrics; and Hindu master drummer of the nagara, Solanki Nathu Lal.
“The song celebrates Sufi saints and the intoxication their poetry and teachings bring to us,” says Ruby Singh. “We shot the video in Rajasthan India and it leans into the mandalic form symbolizing the interconnectedness between us all.”
“Mustt Mustt” will be available on April 3rd on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services. Their debut album Ruby Singh presents Jhalaak (Spark) is set for release on May 8th.