Rabbi – Rabbi Shergill

Rabbi is the self-titled album by composer-musician-singer Rabbi Shergill. It was released in 2004 by Phat Phish Records and the sufi song Bulla Ki Jana was an instant chart topper. The album has a 9 tracks in all and they are a mix of sufi rock, punjabi folk music and contemporary rock. The songs cover topics ranging from love and philosophy to loss and politics (the track Jugni has a couple of sentences by Atal Behari Vajpayee as background material).

The album has some great songs, my personal favourites being – Bulla Ki Jana (which is based on the writings of sufi saint Baba Bulle Shah), Heer, Ishtihar, Ek Geet Hijar Da and Jugni. The other songs are acceptable.

Rabbi is a high quality album by an extremely talented artist.

Aristotle says : 7.11 / 10

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  • India Mobile Forum  On February 15, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I have got that album ….. Bulla ki janna is one of my all time favourite ….. it keeps your self ego down …. which is the cause of many stupid things we do!

    It is a good song. About a quest for one’s identity. Not very sure about the ego part though. The word has many meanings – some good and some bad. But it is a critical part of us. A misplaced sense of self importance does not serve a purpose. But no point in going to the other extreme and dismissing it altogether, is there?

  • yet_another_hindu_infidel  On September 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    indian music videos suck. rabbi is a exception. and so is kailash kher’s deewani which i rate as the best video to come in decades.

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