Mukhtiyar Ali’s voice, has that rare marriage of the masculine
and the feminine, a merging of the earthy directness of the folk
music and the complex octaves of the classical traditions. Therefore,
when one listens to Mukhtiyar, one is transported to a different
realm. For a moment, one is able to escape the everyday business
of life, with its many distractions and connect to the central
message of the Sufis - love.
While Mukhtiyar Ali’s music is rooted in the Sufi tradition,
he fearlessly collaborates with versatile contemporary musicians,
film directors and singers across the globe. Mukhtiyar Ali crosses
boundaries of genres and cultures with ease. He began his musical
journey with Sufiana Qalam. However, he draws his music from a
wide range of inspirations across Rajasthan and Punjab in India
and Pakistan. Besides Sufiana Qalam, he also sings Kafi, Qawwali,
Ghazals, Bhajans and Kabir Vani.