Bjork & Abida Parveen: Two queens of their genres
No other Sufi Singer lives, breathes and speaks Sufism like Begum Abida Parveen. Her influence is so vast that legendary Icelandic singer Bjork, the queen of experimental and electronica music, has confessed being a a huge fan of Abida Parveen’s Sufi Singing.
In Abida’s own words, Sufism is not a switch which can be turned on or off. It’s all of her life, her religion. Her concerts are not shows, but a spiritual gathering in which she mesmerizes her audiences, and often enter into hallucination herself. Bjork shares the same passion about her music.