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O mother! who can I ask? about the pain of this separation?
The weight of exile rests heavy, some days. I don't have the words to express, nor can I. So, here is Madho Lal Hussain (1539-94), the Sufi saint of Punjab, who wrote this Kafi (a short poetic/musical form from Punjab) about a particular form of exile.
This is Hamid Ali Bela's rendition:
and here is a vid w/ Iqbal Bahoo:
CM, I just wanted to know how to know what website is Hamid Ali Bela's version. Sorry I am not internet friendly and couldnt figure out !
The mp3 is from my private collection. The CD is called Kaafian. Email me if you don't find it on the internets.
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