Sufi rock

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Sufi rock
Stylistic origins Rock, sufi music, (Pakistani classical music)
Cultural origins Early 90s, Pakistan
Typical instruments Electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals, dhol, tabla, sitar
Regional scenes
Pakistan • Turkey

Sufi rock is a subgenre of rock music that combines rock with classical sufi music traditions. It emerged in the early 1990s and became widely popular in the late 1990s in Pakistan. The term "sufi rock" was coined in 1993 by writer Nadeem F. Paracha to define the Pakistani band, Junoon who pioneered the process of fusing conventional rock music with sufi music and imagery.123

It is mostly based on the poetry of famous sufi poets like Rumi, Hafez, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah and even Kabir and is mostly sung in languages like Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Persian and Turkish.citation needed

A few artists like Junoon, Mekaal Hasan Band and Laal have achieved commercial success and mainstream critical recognition.citation needed


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